Two people were injured after a man wanted for armed robbery slashed them with a kitchen knife, while robbing one man of his belongings and his scooter in Zhongli District, Taoyuan City yesterday, May 29.
At around 7:30pm witnesses reported seeing a man armed with a kitchen chopper shouting at a man on a scooter before slashing him and taking his backpack and scooter. During the robbery another passerby was also cut.
The suspect rode to Pingzhen District, where he threatened another man and took his scooter in Wenhua Street at around 7:50pm.
At around 8:30pm, the suspect appeared on Daye Road, Taoyuan City, and threatened two women with the knife, forcing them to hand over their scooter.
One hour later, police arrested Lin Dong-xian (林東賢), 36, in a park on Daguan Road. Lin was found to be wanted as a suspect in an armed robbery case involving NT$27 million stolen from a driver in Xinyi District in October last year.
Police moved quickly to reassure the public after early reports on social media suggested a man was randomly attacking people with a knife on the streets of Taoyuan City.
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