They attacked a Grab driver and stunned him with an electric baton last year.
A Ho Chi Minh City court sentenced two men from India and America to seven years in jail on Monday for stealing a motorbike.
Indian Ravi Parkash, 28, and American Moon Atfri, 32, had used a stun baton to attack a Grab driver early last year, according to the verdict.
The pair shared a rented apartment in the city’s District 7 and planned the robbery because they had ran out of money.
On March 21, 2017, they drove to a restaurant on Nguyen Duc Tho Street in Go Vap District before Parkash booked a motorbike ride from Grab to Tan Son Nhat Airport.
A driver named Tam, 30, arrived to pick Parkash up, but as he bent down to get a helmet for him, Parkash stunned him with the baton, pushing him to the ground.
Parkash and Atfri took the motorbike and stashed it in a parking lot, before switching its number plate with another bike’s in the building.
Three days later, the two were arrested while they were trying to sell the bike.