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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Armed Bank Robber Flees with $1.2 Million NTD

A man in Taichung City entered a bank with a pistol, fired one shot into the ceiling and jumped the counter, stealing NT$1.2 million, before fleeing on a motorcycle, today, July 20. At around 10:30am, a man wearing a black shirt, jeans, and a pink motorcycle helmet entered the Taiwan Cooperative Bank on Shatian Road in Shalu District and shouted “Robbery!” after firing one shot into the ceiling. Frightened bank workers backed away as the man jumped the counter and

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Bandits Arrested After Armed Hold-ups on Motorists

[Picture: Dahu Police Bureau.] Two men were arrested after performing a series of robberies on motorists in a mountain district of Miaoli County yesterday. The men threatened the victims with a BB pistol, and ordered them to hand over cash. Police said the two suspects, Fang, 25, and Lee, 21, were addicted to online video games, and had car loans to pay off. Yesterday Lee went to his family to ask for money, but was unsuccessful. Out of desperation, Lee

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Bank Employee Shot Dead in Armed Robbery: Suspect Commits Suicide

A man in Hsinchu City shot a bank employee dead during an armed robbery this afternoon, November 24. After being surrounded by police in a nearby building, the suspect then hung himself. At around 2:00pm, the suspect Pan Jian-yuan (潘健源) entered a branch of Taiwan Cooperative Bank in Dongmen Street holding a pistol. The suspect fired four shots, one of which hit a 50 year-old bank employee in the chest. The robber then fled the bank with NT$730,000. The seriously

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Cops Arrest Man Who Robbed Woman at Knife-point

Police arrested a man in Taoyuan within 30 hours of his robbing a woman at knife-point. Investigators say the man’s distinctive skull and crossbones jacket made it easy to trace the thief using traffic and surveillance cameras. On the evening of September 19, the 41 year-old Mr Zhang donned his skull and bones jacket, and armed with a combat knife, set out on his mission. First, Zhang stole a motorcycle license plate and hung it on his own scooter. Then

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Armed Robber Taken Down by Post Office Customers

A woman armed with a knife grabbed another woman as hostage and threatened to harm her if staff didn’t hand over the cash at a post office in Hsintien, New Taipei City, today. Post office staff complied and put NT$170,000 into a paper bag. Before the would-be robber could take the cash, however, members of the public surrounded her and overpowered the woman. Ms Zheng (鄭), 57, entered the post office on Anming (安民) Street at around 11:35am this morning

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Armed Gold Robber Foiled

[Picture: United Daily News] A woman attempted to make off with NT$1.73 million worth of gold jewelry at a store in Hsinchu City yesterday, and was arrested when the owner chased her into the street, and drew the attention of patrolling police officers. On the evening of April 12, the 33 year-old unemployed woman, Ms Liang, entered the store, and told the store owner she was getting married, and wanted to purchase gold for her wedding. Liang spent 2 hours

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North Korean Soldiers On the Run in China: Shootout with Chinese Police

Five North Korean soldiers on border-guard duty crossed into China on July 23, committing armed robberies in two villages. Two were detained after a shootout with Chinese military police this morning, July 28, while three are still on the run. According to South Korean news agency Yonhap, authorities in Jilin Province told residents to be on the alert and to try to avoid going out at night until the three men are caught. Several Chinese military police officers were injured

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