Suspect in biggest cash heist in Taiwan history arrested after 12 years on the run

Police in Tainan City arrested a man today, September 15, in connection with an armed robbery in 2009 which went down in history as the largest cash theft case in Taiwan’s history.

On November 23, 2009, Huang Jiangzheng and five other men intercepted a gold dealer, named Tsai, outside a watch and jewelry store at the intersection of Jiankang Road and Ximen Road in Tainan City.

Huang and his accomplices robbed Tsai of NT$77.36 million in cash that Tsai had just withdrawn from the bank. During the robbery, a woman inside the watch shop was shot in the leg.

Police investigators arrested five men in connection with the robbery, but Huang managed to evade police until his arrest today.

Shortly after 1:00 pm this afternoon, police entered a residence in Anping District, Tainan City to make the arrest. “I am not Huang Jiangzheng” the suspect protested, claiming that it was a case of mistaken identity.

However, Huang was taken to the police station along with three pistols and 28 rounds of ammunition found in the house. Huang’s identity was confirmed and he was handed over to the District Prosecutor’s Office to face charges over the 2009 robbery, and a case of kidnapping and extortion in Anping District in 2014.

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