A 65-YEAR-OLD woman who tricked a robber into letting her go was praised by a District Court judge yesterday. Deputy Judge Kwan praised the bravery of the victim, Hung Lee-ping, in the case of drug addict Yeung Wun-man, 27. Yeung was found guilty of attempted robbery, robbery and assaulting a police officer. He was jailed for four years. Yeung, who was not legally represented, had earlier urged the court to send him to a drug addiction treatment centre. Prosecuting counsel Newman Wong said Ms Hung, then a cashier in a Kwun Tong amusement games centre, was dragged from the cashier counter by Yeung on September 21 last year. Yeung produced a knife and ordered Ms Hung to surrender all her money. Yeung grabbed Ms Hung's hand but she asked him to free her so she could get the money. Yeung let go of her and she pushed him away and got out of the centre. Yeung fled after Ms Hung shouted robbery. She followed him and saw him enter a neighbouring building. Police found him on the first floor. When they arrived Yeung jumped to the podium of an adjacent building. An officer chased him and a struggle followed, during which the officer was punched and kicked, the court heard. With the help of two other officers, Yeung was subdued and arrested. The court heard that Yeung had also snatched a gold necklace from Lee Ping-ngan, 62, inside a lift in Sau Mau Ping, Kwun Tong, 17 days earlier. After Ms Lee refused to hand over her handbag, Yeung slapped her and walked out of the lift.