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Truck driver arrested after 6m yuan robbery

By China Daily (China Daily) Updated: 2016-09-08 06:57

Police in Liaoning province have arrested the driver of a truck carrying 35 million yuan ($5.2 million) who is suspected of making off with 6 million yuan from the vehicle.

A police statement said 5.66 million yuan had been recovered at the home of a relative of the suspect and the remaining cash was still in the truck.

The robbery took place in Yingkou, Liaoning province, at about 1 pm on Wednesday. The suspect was captured eight hours later.

The city's publicity department said the vehicle was transporting cash to a branch of the Agricultural Bank of China in Dashiqiao, a city administered by Yingkou.

Police said the suspect is the truck driver, a 35-year-old man surnamed Li, and that he had used a homemade gun in the robbery.

Li works for a company that transports cash for financial companies and organizations.

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