Expatriate charged with stealing K10,000, surrenders passport

National, Normal

The National, Friday 24th May 2013


AN expatriate accused of stealing money from a local was on Wednesday was ordered to reappear in court on Aug 16 for a hearing.

Ian Zheng, from Fujian province in China, was charged with stealing K10,502 from a Steven Korae at Laurabada Avenue in Lae on May 14.   

The court heard that Zheng was with two other men who committed the offence and he was the one who drove them off in a vehicle. 

The crime was committed between 9am and 11am.

The court heard that Korae had parked his vehicle and went to attend business. 

Three men allegedly opened the vehicle and took a bag containing the cash.

They were spotted by people who identified Zheng as the one who was driving.

The court told Zheng that his file was not ready and that his case was adjourned until Aug 16.

He was ordered to surrender his passport to the court and get permission from the court if he wanted to travel out of the province.