Chinese man gets 19 years for toy-gun stick-up

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

BEIJING (Reuters) – A court in southern China has jailed a 21-year-old man who used a toy gun to steal a backpack containing HK$1.7 million ($218,000) for 19 years, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

Xie Wei held the toy gun to a man’s head in a bank carpark in Guangzhou, capital of coastal Guangdong province, and fled with the victim’s backpack, the agency said.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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