Human bomb drama at bank

HONG KONG: A restaurant owner was strapped with an explosive device by robbers and forced to withdraw HK$5mil (RM2.4mil) from a Bank of China branch here on Thursday. 

However, the extortion-cum-robbery attempt was foiled when bank staff, noticing that the man – identified only as Tang – looked nervous, called the police. 

Police arrested five men and a woman, aged from 24 to 38 in Yau Ma Tei a few hours later. The authorities also recovered two pistols believed to have been used by the gang to kidnap Tang. 

The human bomb drama unfolded after the 49-year-old Tuen Mun restaurateur was kidnapped on Wednesday and held overnight in a New Territory village hut. 

His kidnappers strapped a homemade explosive which could be remotely detonated and two of them then took him to the bank where they forced him to withdraw the money.  

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