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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