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Young man charged with robbing neighbor

A 19-year-old youth who allegedly robbed a wealthy neighbor and extorted 100,000 yuan (US$15,800) from him has been charged with robbery, theft and extortion, Baoshan District prosecutors said today.
The suspect, Li Le, reportedly broke into his next-door neighbor Jiang Jun's home through a kitchen window on May 23 and stole an LV wallet with 2,000 yuan in cash and some foreign currencies.
The prosecutors said Li confessed that he targeted Jiang because the 23-year-old looked very fashionable and owned a BMW sports car.
On June 10, Li broke into Jiang's home again through the balcony. Finding nothing valuable in the living room, he entered Jiang's bedroom and hit the victim with the back of a knife.
Li tied up Jiang's hands and told him to deliver 100,000 yuan before 5pm June 15, the prosecutors said. Then, he left with Jiang's iPhone which he sold to a mobile phone store for 3,000 yuan, according to prosecutors.
Li returned to pick up the money on June 15 but found police were waiting there. He fled quickly and went to Hangzhou where he soon spent all the money, the prosecutors said.
On June 22, Li sneaked into an eighth-floor apartment in Hangzhou through a window and stole a gold bullion, the prosecutors said. He also left a message demanding 20,000 yuan to buy back the family's property ownership certificate, according to the prosecutors.
Li was caught by police in an Internet cafe the next day.


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