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Two men convicted of 'Good Samaritan' robbery

A Malaysian student was robbed as he sat stunned and bloodied after being punched in the London riots.

Footage of the attack drew outrage after it appeared online.
Footage of the attack drew outrage after it appeared online.
Image: YouTube

TWO MEN HAVE been found guilty of robbing a Malaysian student in London who was targeted by a group of youths who pretended to assist him while stealing from his backpack.

Ashraf Rossli, 20, was struck and injured during the riot in London on 8 August. Footage of the attack shows a stunned Rossli on the ground as a group of several youths approaches and helps him to his feet.

However, they proceeded to steal items from his bag while pretending to be reassure and assist him.

(Video via ReaderDriver)

Wood Green Crown Court today convicted John Kafunda, 22, of Eastwood Road, Ilford and Reece Donovan, 22, of Cross Road, Romford, of robbery and violent disorder, the Telegraph reports. Donovan was also convicted of burgling a Tesco store.

The court heard earlier this week that Rossli’s jaw had just been broken in two places when he was punched in the face while cycling.

The BBC reports that in a statement read to the court, the student said that he knew he was being robbed but was not in a position to defend himself.

The two men are due to be sentenced on 13 March.

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