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July 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three men hijacked a security van at the Hong Kong airport and escaped with nearly $21.5 million in what police said was the largest cash robbery in the British colony. The Republic National Bank of New York said the money was being transferred to an affiliate bank in Taiwan and included $17 million in new U.S. bank notes and 35 million in Hong Kong dollars--the equivalent of $4.48 million. Police said the robbers ambushed four guards in the security van at the airport cargo terminal.
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May 19, 1994 | Reuters
Gangsters opened fired in a crowded Hong Kong shopping mall Wednesday, killing a woman and hitting three other people in the hail of bullets, police said. A police spokesman said the gangsters fired at police chasing them through the exclusive Landmark shopping arcade after a jewelry shop holdup, but had hit three passersby and one officer.
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May 19, 1994 | Reuters
Gangsters opened fired in a crowded Hong Kong shopping mall Wednesday, killing a woman and hitting three other people in the hail of bullets, police said. A police spokesman said the gangsters fired at police chasing them through the exclusive Landmark shopping arcade after a jewelry shop holdup, but had hit three passersby and one officer.
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July 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three men hijacked a security van at the Hong Kong airport and escaped with nearly $21.5 million in what police said was the largest cash robbery in the British colony. The Republic National Bank of New York said the money was being transferred to an affiliate bank in Taiwan and included $17 million in new U.S. bank notes and 35 million in Hong Kong dollars--the equivalent of $4.48 million. Police said the robbers ambushed four guards in the security van at the airport cargo terminal.
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April 21, 1992 | CHRISTINE COURTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four shots are fired--one in the air and three at police--as five gunmen drag an elderly security guard into the street, using him as a human shield. They commandeer a taxi for themselves and $1.5 million worth of merchandise they've just stolen from the Chow Tai Fook Jewelry Store.
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