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Blackmail ring busted by Bao’an police
    2018-11-09  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

BAO’AN police recently busted a criminal ring that would blackmail e-bike drivers by pretending to be injured in a fall from the bike while taking a ride.

A total of 22 suspects have been criminally detained.

On Oct. 1, an e-bike driver who was providing taxi services reported to Wanfeng Police Station that he was forced to pay 19,700 yuan (US$2,848) to a woman who alleged she had been injured in a fall from his bike.

The driver picked up a man and a woman Sept. 29 on Nanhuan Road in Shajing, Bao’an District, and during the ride, the woman fell off the bike. The driver accompanied the woman to Wanfeng Hospital, and the woman’s family members met them there. The family members snatched the driver’s phone and forced him to transfer and withdraw a total of 19,700 yuan since the woman required further observation at the hospital.

The driver felt that he had been cheated as he couldn’t find the woman the next day when he returned to the hospital.

A police investigation uncovered that the woman was a member of a criminal ring that had blackmailed 50 e-bike drivers offering taxi services in Bao’an, Longgang, Guangming, Pingshan and Huizhou since April.

During a taxi ride, they would fall from the e-bike and blackmail the driver after receiving medical treatment at a hospital. E-bike drivers generally chose to make compensation in private as they feared they would suffer more if the case were handled by the police as a traffic accident.

Police caught 35 suspects in separate actions in Huizhou, Bao’an and Guangming on Oct. 29, and 22 of them have been criminally detained. (Han Ximin)

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