Bank Robberies

Wuxi residents unsettled as police stage bank robbery for training exercise

Residents of Wuxi in Jiangsu province were left confused after police staged an armed robbery exercise at a bank on a crowded street in the city without first informing the public.

Friday, 17 August, 2012, 4:17am

7 dogs dead at robbery site

Robbers bound and gagged a security guard in a locked container and might have poisoned seven dogs before escaping with HK$200,000 worth of electrical cables from a godown in Ta Kwu Ling early yesterday.

Three or four men attacked the guard when he left the container, used as an office at the open-air site in Ping Yuen Road, to go to the toilet shortly after midnight.

11 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Four held, drugs seized in raid

Three men and a woman were arrested and HK$150,000 in cocaine and cash seized during a police raid at their room in a Woosung Street hotel in Yau Ma Tei on Friday night. Police said a tip-off led to the arrests. Last night, all the suspects, aged between 31 and 45, were being held for questioning but had not been charged.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Elderly customer held hostage by bank robber

A 72-year-old man was taken hostage and threatened with what he thought was a pistol during a bank hold-up in Sham Shui Po yesterday.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

27-year jail term over mahjong raid

Two men receive lengthy prison sentences for an attack on a group of six players in a Fanling home

Two armed robbers who bungled an attempt to rob a group of mahjong players were jailed for 14 years and 27 years yesterday.

20 May 2006 - 12:00am

Jails get set for influx of robbers

A Guangzhou official in charge of law and order has warned the city's prisons to be ready for a 20 per cent increase in inmates ahead of a planned three-month crackdown on street robberies and theft.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Two men rob trader of $1m in diamonds

Two men stole diamonds worth an estimated $1 million from the owner of a trading company in Kwai Chung yesterday morning.

The 30-year-old proprietor of the business, which distributes diamonds and shoes, told police that two men in their 20s knocked on the door between 8am and 9am.

21 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Police fire shots in ambush on truck heist

Tip-off ends in foiling of $8m robbery, three arrests and seizure of loaded pistols

Armed plainclothes police fired two shots, arrested three robbers and seized three loaded pistols in an ambush on a gang of robbers in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday.

26 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

How a gangster shattered boxes' safe image

Safe deposit boxes were once the trusted repositories of valuables for the rich and famous of the world. But on a warm Sunday in London 17 years ago, that trust was shattered.

On July 12, 1987, Italian playboy gangster Valerio Viccei escaped with valuables worth up to GBP60 million [HK$835 million] at the time from the Knightsbridge Safe Deposit Centre.

6 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Police on lookout for trouserless burglar

Police were on the hunt for a trouserless burglar last night.

The man entered a kindergarten in Shekkipmei at 7pm, sending a lone female staff member fleeing into the toilet.

After he left, a $2,000 digital camera was found to be missing. The police have classified the case as indecent exposure and burglary.

30 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Mainlander jailed for twin robbery attempts

17 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Bus robbery suspects held

Three men suspected of involvement in a highway robbery of minibus passengers this month were arrested yesterday.

24 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Nepali workers badly hurt in worksite accident

20 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Robbers grab $1.65m worth of gadgets - and security footage

Robbers overpowered two security guards and stole $1.65 million worth of computer chips and video projectors yesterday morning - along with the security camera footage of their raid on a Kwun Tong industrial building.

The two victims were tied and blindfolded by the robbers who broke into the 16th-floor office at the Capital Trade Centre, in Tsun Yip Street.

10 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Robbers take $2m in gold bars during raid on shop

Robbers yesterday broke into a Yau Ma Tei goldsmith's shop, tied up the owner and his wife and spent more than half an hour carting off gold bars worth up to $2 million.

Police described the robbery as a well-planned raid.

8 Jul 2003 - 12:00am