Chinese man tries to steal – level 3

10-12-2014 07:00

A gunman has been caught in China attempting to steal money from a bank. Wearing a helmet and armed with a replica gun, the man waited for the bank’s armoured vehicle to arrive and send him money.

CCTV footage shows a bank staff member carry a bag from the van, followed closely by an armed escort. When the pair is walking through the revolving door, the robber suddenly appears and attacks them. After spraying petrol in the face of the armed escort, he then kicked the staff member to the ground and shot him in the leg with the replica gun.

Struggling with the bag of cash that weighed more than 85 kilograms, he dragged it outside, where he was attempting to put it on his motorbike. The van driver then called the police while the other armed escort in the van shot the robber. He was arrested moments later.

It’s understood the 29-year-old who is being treated in hospital owned a shoe-repair shop in the city and committed the crime in order to get enough money for the cost of his mortgage.

“I will treat my parents and my wife and kids kindly if, one day, I’m let out of prison.”

Difficult words: gunman (a person who has a gun), attempt (to try), armed (somebody who has a weapon), replica gun (a gun that looks like another type of gun), armoured (protected by metal coverings), CCTV footage (security camera video), staff member (a member of a group of people who work somewhere), escort (a person who protects somebody), struggle (to try very hard to do something).



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