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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Four teens plead guilty to armed robbery

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 02:17pm

    ... of robbery and one charge of assault with intent to rob. They told police that they “had eye contact with an unfriendly crowd around midnight” and had picked up the one-metre-long bamboo sticks ... the robbery, Leung’s stick snapped and he resorted to hitting them with his fists. The teenagers then fled the scene, dumped the backpack after finding HK$200 in it and used HK$78 on drinks ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Man jailed after failed robbery with airgun

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Man jailed after failed robbery with airgun An indebted university graduate who used an airgun in a failed attempt to rob the shop where he worked was jailed ... colleagues he had tried to rob. Cheung pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to one count of attempted robbery, saying he had been desperate to repay a HK$28,000 credit card debt. His attempt ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Man accused of murdering elderly couple during robbery 'very sorry' they died

    Posted May 16th 2014, 05:05pm by JULIE CHU

    ... thought the robbery would end in their deaths. Tse Chi-shing, 53, told the police in a recorded interview that it was never his intention to take the lives of Tsui Bing-cheung, 82, and Ip Cheung-tai, 75, on December 13, 2012. “I did not expect the robbery would become a killing. I feel very sorry about it,” Tse told the police. The prosecution played a video of Tse’s interview ...

  4. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Google, Microsoft to put 'kill switches' in smartphones

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by BLOOM

    ... as evidence mounts that such security measures may be deterring theft. More than 30 per cent of robberies in major cities involve mobile phones, with smartphones often targeted because of their high ... measures. The Secure Our Smartphones Initiative group said robberies involving Apple products in New York dropped 19 per cent in the first five months of the year compared with the same period last ...

  5. News - World - FRANCE

    Gold-shop robber in Paris caught after shoot-out with police at Metro station

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... The suspect was already known to law enforcement for prior armed robberies, he said. ...

  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    California proposes kill switch for mobile phones in bid to cut robberies

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco Move is aimed at bringing down the high rate of mobile device thefts, estimated to account for 60pc of all robberies in the San Francisco area California ... to combat surging smartphone theft across the country. Leno called on the wireless industry to step up as smartphone robberies have surged to an all-time high in California. "They have ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Former kindergarten teacher jailed for violent robbery of Australian

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:14am by Sijia Jiang and Julie Chu

    ... Sijia Jiang and Julie Chu Ex-nursery teacher jailed for violent theft A former kindergarten teacher from South Africa and his Russian friend, who attacked and robbed an Australian man of HK$70,000 in cash after forcing their way into his flat to recover a ...

  8. Bank robber has a change of heart

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a bank robber and is in prison. Jem (Jeremy Renner) is Doug's best friend and one of his three partners in crime. In their last robbery, Jem takes bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong trial witness stabbed in Phuket is placed under police protection

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by Bryan Harris

    ... victim, Russian Sofya Tolstova, 22, was stabbed by the same gang after resisting robbery. The assailants have been charged with armed robbery and attempted murder. ...

  10. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Thousands evicted from world's tallest slum in Caracas, Venezuela

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... neighbours celebrated Tuesday's eviction. Retiree Antonio Farias looked on with glee, saying the slum had brought the constant threat of kidnapping, rape and robbery. "It was so beautiful ...




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