GAMBLING DEBTS: The bank robber allegedly used a toy gun to rob a Sunny Bank branch in New Taipei City’s Banciao District, making off with NT$3.34 million in cash
Date: Dec 31, 2018
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
New Taipei City prosecutors yesterday named Yu Ning-chun (游甯鈞) as the sole
suspect in a bank heist that occurred on Friday last week, saying that Yu had been questioned to determine his motive for committing the robbery.
Most of the stolen money has been recovered, police said, adding that Yu allegedly carried out the robbery in the hope of paying off gambling debts.
The 29-year-old is a chef at the five-star Westin Taipei, where he heads the hotel’s Silk Road Feast restaurant.
Prosecutors said they applied to have Yu detained on the grounds that he is a likely flight risk and that evidence could be corrupted.
Yu allegedly used a toy gun to rob a Sunny Bank branch in New Taipei City’s Banciao District (板橋), making off with NT$3.34 million (US$108,677) in cash.