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Truck robber shot dead after highway chase
Updated: 2004-04-19 13:47

A native of north China's Hebei Province was shot dead by police in Beijing Sunday after he struck 20-plus motor vehicles and injured eight people while driving a stolen truck.

The robber Yang Wei is shot dead by police when he tried to fetch something and resisted arrest. [stardaily.com.cn]

The man, Yang Wei, reportedly stole an orange-colored truck at a village in Changping District of Beijing Monday morning.

The truck collided with two mini-buses when it began driving against traffic at 9:28 a.m. today.

Acting on reports, local police organized efforts to intercept the truck. However, Yang's truck broke through four police

blockade lines. When it came to a toll collection center on Badaling Expressway, the truck turned around abruptly and again drove toward oncoming traffic.

To ensure the safety of passers-by, police evacuated people present and shot into the air as a warning. But the truck bumped into two police cars, a water tank and a bus parked at the roadside. Finally, police shot him dead.

Investigation into the case is still going on.

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