Lone hiker robbed, kidnapped, and dumped in remote area in Nantou County

A pleasant hike in a popular scenic area in Nantou County turned into a 12-hour ordeal when a man was confronted by two men, robbed, tied up, carjacked, and dumped a remote mountain area, Friday, March 19. According to reports, the 30-year-old man named Hsia, was resting in a pavilion on Jinlong Mountain in Yuchi Township at around 11:00 am when two men approached him, and demanded his money. Hsia was physically intimidated by the men, and forced to hand

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Italian man handed 2-year prison term, deportation for attempted robbery

An unemployed Italian man who attempted to rob a convenience store in New Taipei City in August this year, was sentenced to two years in prison, to be followed by deportation, Liberty Times reported today, November 29. See previous story: Italian man arrested, charged for attempted robbery of convenience store in New Taipei City The New Taipei City District Court heard that G.M Bruno walked into a convenience store in Tucheng District wearing a motorcycle helmet and a raincoat at

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Italian man arrested, charged for attempted robbery of convenience store in New Taipei City

An Italian national was arrested in Banqiao District yesterday, Sunday, August 23, after an investigation into an attempted robbery in Tucheng District, Friday. At around 9:30 pm, August 21, a man wearing a motorcycle helmet, a surgical mask, and a black jacket, walked into a convenience store on on Yumin Road in Tucheng District. The man stood in front of the cash register and remained silent. When the 20-year-old female clerk asked the man what he wanted, he took out

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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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Cops Fire Warning Shots During Arrest of Smash and Grab Robbers

[Cover Picture originally published by China Times.] Police investigators in Taitung City located two suspects in a smash and grab robbery case today, and swooped in to arrest them while they were partaking in a temple procession. An angry crowd attempted to interfere in the arrest, leading cops to fire warning shots in the air to convince them back off. Yesterday afternoon, December 19, two suspects used an ax to smash a jewelry shop window in downtown Taitung City. The

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