China launches manhunt for killer robber
China has launched a huge manhunt for a fugitive armed robber accused of killing nine people, most recently a police officer, an official and state media said on Monday.
The 42-year-old suspect, dubbed the “most dangerous man in China” by the country’s state-run media, targets people withdrawing money from banks and is reported to have been on the run since 2004.
The China Daily said he shot a woman dead outside a bank in the southwestern megacity of Chongqing on Friday morning, injuring another two people, before killing a police officer later that day.
“Large numbers” of police were combing a mountain in Chongqing where the suspect, Zhou Kehua, was believed to be hiding after the Friday killings, the paper said.