Canadian federal police are investigating a spate of thefts targeting Vancouver-area Chinese herbal medicine shops, in which brazen criminals made off with ginseng and other products worth tens of thousands of dollars.Monday, 24 December, 2012, 9:06am
The Vancouver area's many high-end Chinese herbal medicine stores have provided rich pickings for criminal gangs.
There have been at least three herbal crime sprees in the past five years, including the current rash of thefts in Richmond.
Tung Yun Tong Herbal, the target of the most recent thefts this month, was also hit by a violent robbery in July 2010.24 Dec 2012 - 9:06am
Romans who broke into a designer clothes store at the weekend have joined the ranks of the world's most bungling thieves after being caught pretending to be clothes mannequins.19 Dec 2012 - 4:36am
A suspect was arrested by police after detonating an explosive device during a robbery attempt at a government dormitory building in Liuzhou, Guangxi province, yesterday, killing the city's chief planner and injuring his wife.14 Dec 2012 - 4:06am
A former chemistry major aged 27 appeared in court on Saturday, charged with making amphetamines at his home in August, Beijing Times reports.3 Dec 2012 - 6:50am
Boatpeople sent to PNG, says Australia22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am
Passenger dies after collapsing on bus
A 66-year-old man collapsed on the lower deck of an 8P KMB bus heading to the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui early yesterday morning. He had head injuries and was rushed unconscious to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he was certified dead.
HK$20,000 in 'cocaine and ketamine' seized18 Nov 2012 - 4:58am
Three men posing as an art teacher and two students stole about US$2 million (HK$15.5 million) worth of paintings by some of South Africa's most celebrated artists off the walls of the Pretoria Art Museum in a brazen day-time robbery.13 Nov 2012 - 3:14am
A mainland businessman fought off two robbers during a bungled robbery in Yuen Long yesterday after two stun guns apparently failed to release an electric shock strong enough to disable him.
The 42-year-old withdrew HK$500,000 from a bank and had breakfast at a cafe in Yuen Long before the hold-up happened at about 10.15am.8 Nov 2012 - 3:25am
Robbers attack man on Sheung Shui street
A man was attacked by two robbers in Sheung Shui. The victim told police he was walking in the street when one man grabbed him from behind and another placed a plastic bag over his head, then tried to steal his belongings. The victim put up a struggle and escaped.
Illegal-bar raid nets HK$70,000 drug haul4 Nov 2012 - 4:13am
CY too aggressive on policy, says lawmaker29 Oct 2012 - 7:38am
In the tech-savvy city of San Francisco - teeming with commuters and tourists - the cellphone is a top target of robbers who use stealth, force and sometimes guns.22 Oct 2012 - 3:28am
Nigerian police have recovered a stash of gold and diamond jewellery worth thousands of dollars from robbers who targeted a home of the country's most notorious former dictator.8 Oct 2012 - 4:43am
Hang Seng scion sues Sotheby's for HK$8.9m
The son of the late Hang Seng Bank founder is suing auction house Sotheby's for more than HK$8.9 million in proceeds from the sales of antiques.7 Oct 2012 - 3:49am 1 comment
50pc rise in registered cars5 Sep 2012 - 3:38am