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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1411040/four-teens-plead-guilty-armed-robbery
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US town looted as police say slain black teenager was robbery suspect

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 05:43pm by AFP

    ... Jackson's decision to spell out the allegations that Brown committed the robbery, and his releasing of surveillance video, angered lawyers for Brown's family and others, including congressman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574950/anger-flares-us-town-police-say-slain-black-teenager-was-robbery-suspect
  3. News - China Insider - OVERSEAS CHINESE

    Chinese embassy tells merchants in S Africa to arm themselves after deadly robberies

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:41pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Chinese shopping centres in Johannesburg plan to establish a private armed security force after a spate of deadly violent crimes against Chinese people in South Africa’s largest city. Administrators of nine Chinese malls agreed to set up the agency after more than 200 crimes against Chinese people – many of them armed robberies – were reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1566945/chinese-malls-south-africa-establish-armed-security-force-combat
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519754/man-jailed-after-failed-robbery-airgun
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1513466/man-accused-murdering-elderly-couple-during-robbery-very-sorry-died
  6. News - World

    Armed robbers get €250,000 from Saudi prince's motorcade in Paris

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:25am by AFP

    ... robbers attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, making off with €250,000 (HK$335,000) in cash and reportedly stealing "sensitive" documents, police said yesterday. The robbery ... authorities," he added. The investigation has been turned over to the BRB special police unit in charge of armed robberies. One source close to the investigation, who did not wish to be named, said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576402/armed-robbers-get-eu250000-saudi-princes-motorcade-paris
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    When two very different lives collided in Ferguson, Missouri

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... a convenience store and culminated with Brown's death. A key witness- Brown's friend Dorian Johnson- has told the FBI that he thought the robbery was a "prank", said Johnson's ... surveillance from the convenience store, leading many to think he was implying a connection between the robbery and the shooting. Later that day, Jackson reversed himself, saying there wasn't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575631/when-two-very-different-lives-collided-ferguson-missouri
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537094/google-microsoft-put-kill-switches-smartphones
  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police hunt burglar who threatened couple with screwdriver in Sai Kung

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 06:01pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Australian tourists in Sai Kung hold-up A 70-year-old Australian tourist had a screwdriver pressed to his neck in a robbery at a Sai Kung home early ... with a friend, who was home at the time of the robbery, along with her four-year-old son and two domestic helpers. The man was woken by a noise just after 3am. "He came out of the bedroom and found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566293/police-hunt-burglar-who-threatened-couple-screwdriver-sai-kung

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