Japanese businessman loses 210,000 yuan to thieves in TST

Five suspects were thought to have followed the man from Chungking Mansions after watching him change the money there. Photo: Warton Li

The victim, 36, called police at about 7pm, saying that he suspected his suitcase containing the cash had been switched by four "non-Chinese" men and a "non-Chinese" woman, officers said.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 5:05am 2 comments

Ex-PLA soldier and lover jailed for theft, laundering

A former People's Liberation Army soldier who became an "expert burglar" has been sentenced to seven years' jail, the maximum in the District Court, for stealing millions of dollars worth of jewellery and cash from two industrial buildings.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

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

Car agent pleads guilty to HK$243,000 theft

A car importer has been convicted of one count of theft for failing to return more than HK$240,000 in tax to the son of a late tycoon who bought a luxurious sports car from Britain through him.

7 Feb 2013 - 4:16am

City Digest, January 28, 2013

Four mainland tourists, aged 28 to 42, were arrested for fighting in a public place after a brawl broke out over lunch seating in a Hung Hom restaurant yesterday. 

28 Jan 2013 - 6:36am

Six charged in theft of artworks from home of US financier

Superstar bond fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach. Photo: AP

Prosecutors announced on Friday a major break in the investigation of an art heist from the Southern California home of financier Jeffrey Gundlach, charging six people with burglary and other offences stemming from the caper.

5 Jan 2013 - 2:38pm

French gendarmerie hunt out truffle thieves

A farmer displays his black Perigord truffles. Photo: AFP

Never let it be said that Gallic gastronomes would allow an economic crisis or thieves to get in the way of their seasonal delicacy.

As the price of the rare Tuber melanosporum - the black truffle - rocketed to €1,200 (HK$12,300) a kilo, producers called in gendarmes to protect their valuable harvest.

27 Dec 2012 - 4:41am

Jail for securities officer who stole client shares

A securities firm employee who manipulated the company's computer system to take shares from clients' accounts and sell them was jailed yesterday for six years and four months.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

After 44 years, unsolved bank truck heist continues to fascinate in Japan

A composite portrait of the suspect. Photo: AFP

On a rainy morning in December 1968, a police motorcyclist screeched to a halt in front of a cash-laden Tokyo bank vehicle and ordered four men to get out, warning it was about to explode.

10 Dec 2012 - 3:17am

City Digest, December 3, 2012

Police recruitment drive attracts 1,700

Police held a recruitment day in Wan Chai for applicants interested in becoming probationary inspectors or recruit police constables. The event attracted about 1,700 interested people.


Thieves take goods worth HK$600,000

3 Dec 2012 - 5:43am

Industrial spying on the rise

South Korean authorities are working on the assumption that Samsung's missing next-generation televisions were stolen, not lost. Photo: EPA

In August, workers at Samsung Electronics in the South Korean city of Suwon swathed 60 next-generation televisions in bubble wrap and nailed them into wooden crates. Two weeks later, when the boxes were opened at a Berlin trade show, two televisions were missing.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:07am

China Digest, November 23, 2012

A woman in her early 30s is suing a psychiatric hospital in Beijing for keeping her against her will for three days in June at the request of her parents.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:13am

Native Americans' sacred rock engravings stolen from US federal land

A reward poster

Ancient hunters and gatherers etched vivid engravings on cliffs in California's Eastern Sierra that withstood winds, flash floods and earthquakes for more than 3,500 years. Thieves needed only a few hours to cut them down with power saws and haul them away.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am

US court reveals secret of Marcos artworks

Vilma Bautista

In late 1985, with the end of the Marcos regime in the Philippines in sight, a large truck pulled up in front of the Upper East Side townhouse where Imelda Marcos stayed and threw parties while in New York.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am

Eating meat makes you steal and commit sex crimes: Indian textbook

The pros and cons of meat-eating may be the subject of debate for nutritionists, but one Indian school textbook is clear: a fleshy diet will make you lie, steal and even commit sex crimes.

The unusual moral guidance appeared in a school book for 11-year-olds, purporting to offer education on issues from health and hygiene to sex education and exercise, the NDTV news channel reported.

18 Nov 2012 - 3:19am