Bank Robbery

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

Chan Lap-keung attempted robbery at a Bank of Communications branch in Kwun Tong. Photo: Bloomberg

The teller at the Hong Kong bank didn't properly read Chan Lap-keung's note demanding HK$50,000 and, thinking he was just trying to withdraw money from his account, asked for his passbook, a court heard yesterday.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 12:31pm

China Digest, March 4, 2013

A woman has been acquitted of charges that she stole books and statues from the home of Ji Xianlin, a famed linguist and professor of Peking University, a few months after his death in 2009, reports. 

4 Mar 2013 - 5:42am

Robin Hood bank robbers lob loot out car window

Locals swarmed into the road causing chaos after the robbers gave away their cash. Photo: AP

Even in the spiritual home of police chases, it was a wild ride.

A pair of bank robbery suspects caused mayhem after hurling fistfuls of stolen cash from their vehicle in a failed getaway from Los Angeles cops. As the cash fluttered in the breeze, hundreds of people scrambled into the path of oncoming police cars, lunging at the flying bills.

14 Sep 2012 - 4:11am

Police suspect bank explosion was robbery

Wuhan police say they still have not identified the cause of a bank explosion that killed two people and injured more than 10 on Thursday.

An officer from the criminal investigation bureau said the most experienced detectives and forensic experts in Hubei had met yesterday to piece together evidence, list suspects and examine possible motives.

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A crime he didn't commit - yet

One day, toll collector Henry (Keanu Reeves) becomes an unwilling participant in a bank robbery. Rather than become a snitch, Henry takes the fall and goes to prison. There he meets the eccentric con man Max (James Caan).

Henry is released a year later, after serving time for a crime he didn't commit. So he decides he might as well rob the same bank for real this time.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Bank robber has a change of heart

Starring and co-written and directed by Ben Affleck, The Town revolves around a bank robber who has to choose between love and friendship as he contemplates life away from crime.

8 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Failed bank robber jailed for 10 years

An illegal immigrant who admitted trying to rob a bank with a defective pistol was jailed for 10 years yesterday. The Court of First Instance was told, mainlander Wu Yu-yuan handed a note in Chinese to Wing Lung Bank staff in Yau Ma Tei on April 25 last year, saying: 'Robbery. Take out money. I have bomb.' He fled when staff ignored him. Police later arrested him.

4 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Accused bank robbers' case adjourned

Four Colombians accused of stealing HK$4 million in cash and valuables after breaking into the Bank of East Asia in Nathan Road appeared in Kowloon City Court yesterday. The case was adjourned to Wednesday and they were remanded in custody.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Robber runs into police while fleeing bank

A bank robber went from the frying pan into the fire when he ran into police officers while fleeing a pursuer from a bank he had just robbed in Tsuen Wan yesterday.

The robbery happened at 3.43pm when the man approached a counter in the Sha Tsui Road branch of Wing Hang Bank.

22 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Rise in murder rate played down

Homicides were up in the first 10 months of this year, but the security chief says there is nothing to be alarmed about.

There were 34 cases from January to October, up from 21 cases for the same period last year. But the overall crime rate has dropped by 2.5 cent and Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, secretary for security, said the rate 'was very stable'.

21 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Mixed fortunes for bank robbers

A robber escaped with HK$1,000 from the Yau Ma Tei branch of DBS Bank in Woosung Street yesterday morning after he handed a note to a teller claiming to have a handgun. The man is 1.58 metres tall and wore a mask, cap and grey coat. Another robber escaped empty-handed from the ICBC Bank in Castle Peak Road at 12.10pm.

21 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Gunman suspected of staging sixth holdup

An armed robber held two customers at gunpoint in a bungled bank heist in Tin Shui Wai yesterday.

He fled empty-handed after two Dah Sing Bank tellers ignored his demands and raised the alarm.

21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Bank robber threatens customer with a knife

A bank robber threatened a woman customer with a knife during a holdup in Kowloon City yesterday.

The woman, 50, was the only client in the To Kwa Wan branch of Citic Ka Wah Bank in Ma Tau Wai Road when the robbery happened at about 1pm. Three employees were on duty but there was no security guard.

10 May 2007 - 12:00am

DAY 11


Coroner's officer Arthur Luk Yee-shun presented a still photo from a home video showing a man wearing Mizuno sports shoes resembling those worn by the robber of the Belvedere Garden branch of Hang Seng Bank on December 5, 2001.

Mizuno expert Pang Wai-hung, 34, said all 130 pairs of size 27.5 Next Alpha shoes in the city had sold out.

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Inquest jurors see video of guard's death in bank robbery

Inquest jurors were yesterday shown closed-circuit video footage of an armed robbery in Tsuen Wan in December 2001 in which security guard Zafar Iqbal Khan was shot dead.

The development came after nearly two weeks of evidence about the shooting death of constable Leung Shing-yan in March 2001.

9 Mar 2007 - 12:00am