Woman held at knifepoint in post office robbery

A man grabbed a female volunteer worker and held her at knifepoint until staff handed over a stack of cash in Chiayi County today, May 7. Shortly after 4:00 pm this afternoon, a man wearing an open-face helmet and a face mask, walked into a post office on Zhongshan Road, Dalin Township. When a female volunteer stepped forward to take his temperature, as required under epidemic prevention regulations, the man pulled out a knife, grabbed the woman, and shouted “robbery!”

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Bank robber who shot guard Arrested in just 29 hours

A man suspected of shooting a security guard during a bank robbery in Taipei City, Monday, March 30, was arrested in Taoyuan City, yesterday, March 31. Chen Jian-hui ( 陳劍輝 ), 54, was arrested in Longtan District at around 3:00 pm yesterday afternoon. After tracing Chen’s whereabouts, police followed Chen in an unmarked police vehicle. When Chen pulled into the parking area in front of a convenience store, the officers blocked his vehicle and rushed in to make the arrest.

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Security guard shot in the thigh during armed bank robbery in Taipei City

A security guard was shot in the thigh by a bank robber armed with a military-style assault weapon this morning in Taipei City. At around 10:40 am, a man wearing a black cap, blue jacket, jeans, and a surgical mask, walked into a branch of Bank of Panhsin on Bei’an Road, Zhongzheng District, armed with what multiple media reports described as ‘an M16 assault rifle’. When the bank’s security guard stepped forward to confront him, the robber fired 6 shots.

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Armed robbery foiled after pistol jams, security guards and customers disarm robber

An attempted armed robbery of an ATM cash box at a convenience store was foiled by security guards, and customers who came to their assistance, in Taoyuan City yesterday, November 27. A 38-year-old suspect, Liao Ming-zong, had been planning the robbery for the past two weeks, and had stolen a motorcycle, and purchased a modified pistol for the purpose. Liao and an accomplice named Huang arrived at the store on Wenhua Road in Guishan District at around 2:00pm, but Huang

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Two people slashed by knife-wielding robber in Taoyuan City

Two people were injured after a man wanted for armed robbery slashed them with a kitchen knife, while robbing one man of his belongings and his scooter in Zhongli District, Taoyuan City yesterday, May 29. At around 7:30pm witnesses reported seeing a man armed with a kitchen chopper shouting at a man on a scooter before slashing him and taking his backpack and scooter. During the robbery another passerby was also cut. The suspect rode to Pingzhen District, where he

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Armed robbers arrested after fleeing at the sight of blood

Two men were arrested today after an attempted armed robbery of a taxi driver in Shuangxi District, New Taipei City in the early hours of the morning. Two unemployed residents of the rural Ruifang and Shuangxi districts, a 25-year-old man named Huang, and a 27-year-old named Lin, hatched a plan to obtain some money to tide them over the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays. At around midnight last night, Huang hailed a taxi at the Ruifang train station and asked

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Passersby rescue woman from knife-wielding robbers

Two men armed with watermelon knives jumped into a woman’s car as she pulled up in a hypermarket parking lot and demanded money in an attempted robbery in Changhua County this morning, January 3. At around 10:00am, Ms Ye (葉), 51, had just switched off the ignition and was preparing to get out of her car in the parking lot of an RT-Mart in Puhsing Township when two men wearing motorcycle helmets and wielding watermelon knives got into her car.

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Chef Arrested for Armed Bank Robbery

A man suspected of committing an armed robbery at a branch of Yangxin Bank yesterday was arrested in Banqiao District this evening. At around 2:00pm yesterday, December 28, a man entered the bank on Minhang Road, Banqiao District, pointed a pistol at bank staff and shouted “Robbery!” The robber then jumped the counter and grabbed a total of NT$3.4 million in cash before fleeing on a scooter. Police identified the scooter as having been stolen earlier the same day. The

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Serial Slasher Slashes Woman 7 Days after Prison Release

A man who slashed a woman with a utility knife in an attempted robbery in Taipei City last month had been released from prison only 7 days before, and had returned to the scene of his previous crime to carry out the offense. Prosecutors today ordered that Hu Tong-wen, 58, remain in detention, as he had no fixed abode, and in the light of his criminal history, had a high risk of absconding and re-offending. On November 25, Hu stole

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Armed Robber Arrested at Taoyuan Airport

A man who robbed a post office at gunpoint in Nantou County yesterday was arrested at Taoyuan International Airport this morning, August 18. Friday, August 17, at around 4:15pm, a man wearing camouflage pants, a plain t-shirt, a cap, and a surgical mask, entered a small post office in a rural area of Lugu Township. The man pointed a handgun at a teller, and demanded the contents of the cash draw. The nervous teller handed over bundles of cash totaling

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Bank Robber Arrested: Uzi Sub-machine Gun Confiscated

A man suspected of robbing a bank at gunpoint in Taichung City July 20 was arrested in Pingtung County this morning after 6 days on the run. The suspect was found to be in possession of an Uzi sub-machine gun. See previous story: Armed Bank Robber Flees with NT$1.2 Million On the afternoon of July 20, the suspect, Mr Ou (歐), 44, who has previous criminal records including murder and public endangerment, allegedly entered a bank in Shalu District, Taichung

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