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

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Armed robber targeted Dominos Pizza because company cares

A man arrested for the armed robbery of a pizza store in New Taipei City in May, told the court that he chose a Dominos Pizza outlet as his target because the company trained their staff to value their lives and not to resist when facing an armed robber. During the trial and sentencing, the Taipei District Court heard that Qiu Zhenyu walked into a branch of Dominos Pizza in Hsintien District, New Taipei City at 9:52 am on Monday

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20th Century pizza bandit stages brief comeback: arrested in just 30 hours

After a 21-year hiatus, a man who served time for a spate of pizza shop robberies between 1998 and 2000 robbed a pizza outlet in New Taipei City yesterday, but was arrested this afternoon, June 1. At around 9:00 am Monday, May 31, a man wearing a peaked cap, and a surgical mask walked into a Domino’s Pizza outlet on Zhongzheng Road in Hsintien District, and demanded to talk to the manager on the pretext that he had a traffic

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Retired cop rescues elderly woman being stabbed by man with a screwdriver

A retired police officer rescued an elderly female fruit vendor after a man attempting to rob her fruit stall held her down and stabbed her repeatedly with a screwdriver in Keelung City this morning, May 9. At around 6:00 am, Mr Chen, who is in his 60s and retired from the police force six years ago, was passing by the fruit vendor when he heard the 80-year-old woman, named Wu, screaming for help. Chen rushed to Ms Wu’s assistance, grabbing

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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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