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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Bank robber nabbed within four hours of heist

Police arrested a man at around 7:00pm this evening after a New Taipei City bank was robbed shortly after 3:00pm this afternoon. At around 3:20pm, as shortly before closing time, a man wearing a surgical mask and a motorcycle helmet walked into a branch of the E. Sun Bank on Yuan-dong Road in Banqiao District, pointed a pistol at staff, and without saying word, went behind the counter to search for cash. The suspect then fled with NT$500,000 cash. The

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Man who picked up loot dropped by bank robber charged

Police investigators have located most of the NT$100,000 in cash that remained unaccounted for, after a suspect was arrested for a bank robbery in Banciao District. Police arrested 31-year-old chef You Ning-jun (游甯鈞) Saturday, December 29, a little more than 24 hours after the robbery at a branch of Yangxin Bank on Minhang Road. You had used a replica pistol to threaten bank staff before making away with NT$3.34 million. Upon his arrest, police recovered NT$2.33 million in cash from

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Bank Robber Nabbed after 3-day Manhunt

A 27 year-old man was arrested in Kaohsiung City today, after an armed robbery of a bank in the city on October 1. At around 3:25pm, Monday afternoon, a man wearing a motorcycle helmet, a surgical mask, and sunglasses, entered a branch of Chang Hwa Bank on Jianguo 2nd Road in Kaohsiung City, pointed a gun at staff, and demanded money. According to a CNA report of the robbery, a witness said that the man appeared “gentle,” and had whispered

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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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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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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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Armed Bank Robbery in Taipei City

[Cover Picture: Central News Agency] A female customer was threatened with a knife to the neck during an armed robbery at a bank in Shilin District, Taipei City this afternoon, September 20. At around 1:00pm, a man wearing a motorcycle helmet and a surgical mask walked into a branch of Taipei Star Bank on Jiantan Road, and approached a 30 year-old woman at the counter from behind. The man grabbed the woman, put a knife to her neck and threw

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Bank Robber Arrested After Dropping the Money, Then Tripping over His Own Feet

Police arrested a man outside a bank in Tianmu, Taipei City, today after he committed an armed robbery but dropped the loot as he was running out the door. After trying to pick up the money, the 40 year-old man named Lin tripped and fell, and was quickly arrested. Earlier today, Lin staked out the bank by pretending he was inquiring about a foreign currency exchange. He acknowledged the guard, intending to make himself known to the guard so that

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