Indonesian maid Nur Hayati's plot to rob her elderly employer was more reminiscent of a film script than real life, the District Court heard yesterday. Early on December1, carrying a fruit knife and with a scarf tied around her face to mask her identity, Hayati sneaked into the room where 79-year-old Tang Wai-bing was sleeping, the court was told. Tang woke to see Hayati, her face covered, squatting on the floor of her bedroom. Hayati grabbed Tang by her neck and stuffed a towel in her mouth. Two of Tang's teeth were broken in the struggle. Hayati snatched her employer's necklace with two jade pendants before Tang managed to push her attacker out of the room and call police, the court heard. But it did not end there. Hayati then broke the kitchen window in a bid to trick police into thinking the house had been robbed by an intruder, not her, the court heard. Hayati, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and was sentenced to 40 months' imprisonment. The police officer in charge of the case also revealed that five knives, a pair of scissors and a chopping board were thrown from the 14th floor flat at Hui Lai Court in Sau Mau Ping. He said Hayati had accused her boyfriend of robbing Tang, claiming he had escaped through a narrow kitchen window. Passing sentence, Judge Yung Yiu-wing accepted that Hayati might not have been treated kindly by Tang - whom Hayati claimed picked on her - and that 'there might have been some elements of revenge' in the attack. But he said Hayati had been driven to commit the crime by greed, and that the aggravating factor in the case was a breach of trust.