Taiwan burglar escapes after leaping from sixth floor
A burglar remained at large today after fleeing from a Taipei apartment after jumping from the sixth-floor balcony and landing on a parked car.world Updated: Mar 22, 2010 09:42 IST
A burglar remained at large on Monday after fleeing from a Taipei apartment after jumping from the sixth-floor balcony and landing on a parked car.
"We are still searching for this burglar," a police officer from the Jui-An police station said by phone.
According to the Liberty Times, the burglary took place about 6 p.m. Sunday in a sixth-floor flat in an apartment building on Fuhsing South Road.
As the burglar was searching for valuables in the apartment, the house owner, Mr Tang, returned home. The burglar ran to the balcony and leapt off, landing on top of a parked car, the daily said.
One witness said he saw the burglar jump off and land on the car.
"He landed on his hands, so his hands were injured and bleeding. As he was not seriously injured, he jumped down from smashed car top and ran off. The whole thing was like a scene from a movie," the Liberty Times quoted the witness as saying.
Police are checking street security cameras, hospitals and blood left at the scene of the landing to try to trace and identify the burglar, according to the daily, which printed a photo of the smashed car.