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Notorious 'Pizza Bandit' strikes again, nabbed in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei's notorious "Pizza Bandit" was arrested on Tuesday (June 1) for robbing a pizza parlor, 20 years after he had gone on a robbery spree against pizz...

Defiant anti-masker fined in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police chased down a Taipei man who insisted on defying the mask mandate during the nationwide Level 3 COVID-19 alert, and he will now face a fine, CNA reported. The Ta...

31 confirmed COVID cases missing in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei police are searching for 31 city residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 but failed to provide adequate contact information. On Sunday (May 23), the Taip...

New Taipei to penalize 206 residents for going maskless

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government on Tuesday (May 18) dispatched 1,200 police officers to the streets to clamp down on violators of the outdoor mask-wearing rule. Mayor Ho...

Architect arrested for firing bullet at stranger's cat in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese architect has confessed to firing two shots at a stranger's cat in Taipei on Saturday (April 24), but showed no remorse whatsoever after the arrest. In ...

Men in black apologize for chasing cop into Taipei police station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of young men who chased a police officer into a Taipei police station apologized for their actions on Thursday (April 22) and face charges for damaging public prop...

Men in black invade Taipei police station to attack officer

Update: 04/22 17:20 p.m. The police officer and the 10 men involved in a recent altercation will meet and apologize to each other later today (April 22), according to the Songshan Precinct of the T...

Fire breaks out in Taipei's Palais de Chine Hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire is reported to have broken out on Monday afternoon (April 19) in the Palais de Chine Hotel near Q Square Mall in Taipei. At 3 p.m., the Taipei City Police Depart...

Taipei 1st in fight against crime, guns: Police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei police on Thursday (April 15) rejected allegations that they are losing the fight against crime, pointing out that they have received praise for being the country&r...

Taipei police add teddy bears to force

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Police Department has welcomed a few fluffy new members to their team to help comfort children during emergencies. Earlier this week, the police departm...

2 dead as gun violence erupts in 3 Taiwan cities Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A wave of gun violence broke out in Taiwan Sunday (March 7) as the result of gang activity and domestic disturbances, with at least three shootings and two deaths reported...

Taipei Metro condemns AV company over mock MRT for adult films

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro on Monday (Jan. 25) condemned an adult video platform for launching a series of movies filmed on a set made to imitate Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train c...

Taipei cops respond to call for blood donations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many Taipei police officers on Wednesday (Jan. 6) responded to calls for blood donations as the country’s blood reserves reached alarmingly low levels. The Taipei...

Video shows cops barely save man from leaping off bridge in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dramatic footage has surfaced showing New Taipei police saving a despondent man in the nick of time as he attempted to jump off a bridge. At around noon on Monday (Jan....

New Zealander pilot, friend feasted at Taipei's Din Tai Fung while infected with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a document leaked by a Taipei City Councilor on Wednesday (Dec. 23), the New Zealander pilot behind Taiwan's first local Wuhan coronavirus infection in ei...