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12 September 2007

Reuters

BEIJING — A court in southern China has jailed a 21-year-old man who used a toy gun to steal a backpack containing HK$1.7 million ($218,000) for 19 years, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday. Xie Wei held the toy gun to a man's head in a bank carpark in Guangzhou, capital of coastal Guangdong province, and fled with the victim's backpack, the agency said. Police later caught Xie in possession of 1.61 million yuan ($214,000), the man's mobile phone, a laptop, and a... (GunPolicy.org)

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