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Pair charged after woman driver kidnapped

TWO former convicts who allegedly kidnapped a woman in an underground parking lot, robbed her of more than 160,000 yuan (US$25,808) before leaving her in a field, have been charged with robbery, local prosecutors said yesterday.

The incident happened on October 12 last year in a parking lot of a commercial plaza in Minhang District.

The victim, surnamed Zhang, was allegedly confronted by Han Meng and Liu Ying when she returned to her car.

Han and Liu pushed Zhang into the car and threatened to kill her, prosecutors claim.

They tied her up, covered her mouth with tape and drove away.

As they drove, the suspects are said to have searched Zhang's and forced her to reveal the PIN numbers of three bank cards, prosecutor said.

The pair then threw Zhang out of the car, said prosecutors.

Police held Liu neighboring Zhejiang Province on the same day.

They found Zhang's car abandoned in a community in Minhang District.

Han was held on November 13 in Nanjing, in Jiangsu Province.

Prosecutors claim the pair stole cash and valuables including the car, luxury watch and sunglasses, a cellphone and tablet computer totaling more than 160,000 yuan.

Liu reportedly said Han had been his cellmate in prison.

They targeted lone women parking cars as they were usually rich and the pair could use the car to make their getaway, he is claimed to have said.

Han was involved in two robberies in which he and two other suspects used the same strategy to rob two women of 320,000 yuan and 100,000 yuan in 2009 and last September, said prosecutors.

Prosecutors urged plazas to improve security in the underground parking lots and reminded women to be careful when parking alone in these places.


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