Date
17 December 2017
All the time in the world to study. Photo: Jovike, Flickr
All the time in the world to study. Photo: Jovike, Flickr

Repeat offender asks court for a dictionary to study in jail

Chan Chun-kit, a 39-year-old repeat offender, was jailed on Monday for five years and six months for two counts of robbery at a Hong Kong coin and stamp shop in 2012, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday.

Pleading for relief, Chan asked the judge for a dictionary and promised he will write a letter in English in a year’s time.

Chan has been convicted 62 times, with 31 of those being thefts, since the age of nine. Chan’s defense lawyer said this was the first time Chan committed a robbery.

Branding himself as a forgotten member of society, Chan said he is impulsive and performed poorly in school.

Chan was arrested on Sept. 3, 2012 when he tried to sell some of the antique bank notes to a coin and stamp store in Yau Ma Tei for HK$23,500 (US$3,000).

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