Man Attempts to Snatch Girl in Random Street Attack

Passersby rushed to the assistance of a woman and her daughter after a man grabbed the girl and attempted to wrest her away from her mother in Neihu District, Taipei City, Wednesday, August 8. At around 6:00pm a woman named Wu was walking hand in hand with her daughter on Minquan Road, when a man standing outside a cafe suddenly lunged forward and grabbed her 7 year-year-old daughter’s backpack. As Ms Wu pulled her daughter by the arm, the man

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Woman Abducted at Knifepoint from Department Store Car Park

A 40 year-old woman was abducted at knifepoint from a department store car park in Xinyi District, Taipei City, yesterday evening, and held for more than three hours before being rescued by police. A woman named Wang was having dinner with a friend at around 6:30pm, when she went to the B4 level car park to retrieve something from her car. When Ms Wang opened the door of the two-door BMW sports car, a man approached her from behind and

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Thugs Arrested After Kidnapping Taxi Driver in Broad Daylight

A taxi driver was kidnapped at gunpoint in Banciao District by thugs who tortured him with electric shocks, and punched him up before making off with NT$6,000. The incident happened December 11, but was only reported in Taiwan’s Chinese language news media today. At around noon Monday, a 44 year-old taxi driver named Liao arranged to meet a woman named Lin to pay for ‘overtime services’ owed after Liao had hired Lin to accompany him at a KTV the previous

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Police Rescue Man About to Be Buried Alive

Police in Nantou County yesterday found a man wrapped in a plastic bag with eyes glued shut in the trunk of a car during a drug search. The man told police that he was being taken to the mountains to be buried alive. Changhua criminal investigators working on a drug trafficking case went to Nantou County yesterday and waited outside a residential building ready to ambush two suspects named Huang and Chen. When the suspects appeared, police blocked their car

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