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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 - 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424226/california-proposes-kill-switch-mobile-phones-bid-cut-robberies
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1400062/former-kindergarten-teacher-jailed-violent-robbery-australian
  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Bungling bank robber fails to pull off two Hong Kong hold-ups in 48 hours

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Two bungled robbery attempts in 48 hours are thought to be the work of the same smartly dressed man, who remains at large Banks hit twice by bomb-threat ... in Yau Ma Tei. Police received four reports of bank robberies last year and three in 2012. Reports of all types of robbery fell to 500 last year from 616 in 2012; 713 in 2011; and 778 in 2010. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464187/two-bomb-threats-three-days-well-dressed-bungling-bank-robber
  5. 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) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732704/bank-robber-has-change-heart
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Maximum jail term for jobless man who molested girl, 14, on Hong Kong hillside

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by JULIE CHU

    ... head on a concrete block and some railings when she tried to resist. He then kicked her into a ditch before leaving. A jury convicted Cheung on three charges of robbery, indecent assault ... and this led police to him. Cheung had 13 criminal convictions including robbery, theft and one of attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl with two other men in 1996. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469756/maximum-jail-term-assault-girl-14
  7. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Suspect in French student's beating death appears in Brisbane court

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... "A 25-year-old man has been charged with one count each of murder, rape, deprivation of liberty and robbery," Queensland Police said. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1471845/suspect-french-students-beating-death-appears-brisbane-court
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Bungling bank robber used fingers under his T-shirt in attempted stick-up

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... escaping with HK$10,500, Mr Justice Alan Wright was told. The events were related by prosecutor Bernard Ryan in the Court of First Instance after Chan pleaded guilty to one charge of robbery and one of attempted robbery. He was jailed for four years and eight months. Ryan said Chan made his first attempt at the Bank of China's Kwun Tong branch on November 30, 2010. He did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1228590/bungling-bank-robber-used-fingers-under-his-t-shirt-attempted-stick
  9. Sport - Soccer - ARBITRATION

    Transfer system is ‘robbery’ says Uefa chief Platini

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... 'robbery' says Uefa chief Platini Uefa president Michel Platini called for a reform to the transfer window yesterday, labeling the current system a "robbery." With Real Madrid on the verge of paying €100 million (HK$1 billion) for Gareth Bale, Platini said something needs to change. "I think transfers are a robbery," Platini said. "I think it's an opportunity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1300728/transfer-system-robbery-says-uefa-chief-michel-platini
  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Robbery gang ambushed by police in Yau Ma Tei

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police lie in ambush for robbery gang Five members of a violent gang were caught red-handed trying to rob a businessman in a police ambush in Yau Ma Tei ... be linked to three other robberies of recycling plants in Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai in the last four months of last year, from which HK$1 million worth of electronic parts and second-hand phones ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1191758/robbery-gang-ambushed-police-yau-ma-tei

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