The story appears on

Page A5

November 12, 2013

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro » Entertainment and Culture

Hold-up was ‘bid to be detained’

A MAN who attempted to rob a gold shop in Songjiang District in an apparent bid to be detained by police had his wish, officers said yesterday.

The suspect, in his 20s, claimed he sought detention as he could find some peace there, following some recent unhappy experiences, said police.

He showed no sign of mental health problems, officers said.

The man is said to have walked into a gold shop last Saturday and calmly told a saleswoman that he was going to commit a robbery.

When the saleswoman thought he was joking, the man took out a box cutter and tried to open the counter. The woman then called police.

When officers arrived, the man laid down the box cutter and let police escort him away without a struggle.

Police said he was frustrated by recent matters and wanted to be detained.



Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend