Fraud suspect leads police officer on roof chase

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-11
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A telecom fraud suspect led a Kaohsiung City police officer up on a roof chase Tuesday.
6774480The Sinsing Precinct of the Kaohsiung City Police Department said it received a report from a retired man surnamed Wong, who said he received a call in which he heard a man crying for help. He believed it was a ransom demand for his son, so he followed the instructions given by another man on the phone and deposited NT$300,000 in cash at a certain location. Wong only later realized the case was a fraud.

The police found the location, but there were no surveillance cameras in the neighborhood.

Police later reviewed video footage of all vehicles passing a nearby intersection as well as footage from nearby stores before identifying a suspect surnamed Chang who lives in Pingtung and has a criminal record for drug offenses.

On Tuesday police officers located the suspect and approached him while revealing their identity. At that moment, Chang burst into a run and climbed up to the red-tiled roof of an old brick house. Police officer Ching Tien-en followed the suspect to the roof to intercept him and succeeded in arresting him.

After police questioning, Chang was referred to prosecutors on suspicion of fraud. The authorities said they were still searching for accomplices in the case.     [FULL  STORY]

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