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Thieves use motorcycle to tow off stolen scooter
贓車放推車 騎機車拉走

Suspects Wang and Chen use a motorcycle with a hand cart attached to tow away a stolen locked scooter in New Taipei City’s Gongliao District on May 2.
王姓和陳姓嫌犯五月二日在新北市貢寮區用摩托車拖帶手推車把偷竊的上鎖機車拖走。

Photo: Chiang Chih-hsiung, Liberty Times, from a security camera image
照片:自由時報記者江志雄翻攝自監視器畫面

Using a motorcycle with a hand truck in tow as their crime instruments, two 55-year-old men from Yilan County, one surnamed Wang and the other Chen, lifted a locked scooter from the roadside onto the hand truck and towed it away. By sifting through surveillance camera images, the police identified the two men in connection with the crime. When Wang found out that he had been identified, he went and turned himself in. Investigators then went to New Taipei City’s Gongliao District to collect the instruments used to commit the offense along with the stolen scooter and investigate the whereabouts of Wang’s accomplice Chen.

The police investigation revealed that a little after 6am on May 2 Wang and Chen, who are old classmates, committed the theft at the intersection of Wencuan and Jhongsiao roads in Jiaosi Township, where the two of them took a scooter that was parked at the side of the road with a lock on it, lifted it onto the hand truck and rode off together on their motorcycle, towing the stolen scooter behind them. When the scooter’s owner discovered that his scooter had been stolen, he reported the theft to the police station responsible for that area.

Officers at the Jiaosi Precinct police station collected and viewed images from security cameras in the surrounding area, thereby ascertaining how the two men carried out the crime. Realizing that he could not escape the long arm of the law, Wang turned himself in to the Yilan Police Precinct. Wang and the police from Jiaosi Precinct then went to New Taipei City’s Gongliao District to collect the stolen vehicle. After questioning, Wang was charged with theft, while the police continued to hunt for his accomplice.

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. whereabouts n. pl.

下落 (xia4 luo4)

例: Peter is missing. His whereabouts are unknown.

(彼得失蹤了,下落不明。)

2. ascertain v.

掌握;確定 (zhang3 wo4; que4 ding4)

例: The coast guard have ascertained the name of the ship’s captain.

(海巡隊已經掌握船長的姓名。)

3. accomplice n.

同夥;共犯 (tong2 huo3; gong4 fan4)

例: The police have caught one suspect but his accomplice remains at large.

(警察已經抓到一名嫌犯,但是他的同夥仍然逍遙法外。)


(Liberty Times, translated by Julian Clegg)

宜蘭縣五十五歲王姓與陳姓男子,使用機車拖帶手推車當犯案工具,把路旁上鎖機車抬上手推車後載走。警方過濾監視畫面查出兩人涉案,王男獲知身分曝光,前往投案。辦案人員到新北市貢寮區起出作案工具及失竊機車,並追查陳姓同夥下落。

警方調查發現,王男及陳男是同學,五月二日清晨六點多,在宜蘭縣礁溪鄉溫泉路、忠孝路口行竊,聯手將停在路邊的上鎖機車,抬到手推車,再共乘機車拖著贓車離去。車主發現機車遭竊,向轄區派出所報案。

礁溪警分局調閱周邊監視器畫面,掌握兩人作案過程。王男自知法網難逃,向宜蘭警分局投案,隨後偕同礁溪警方到新北市貢寮區取贓,訊後被依竊盜罪嫌函送法辦,警方並繼續追緝共犯。(自由時報記者江志雄)

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