Hong Kong Inspector Fires Shots at Armed Robber Amid Chaotic Scene

Inspector John Franklin Barnes, from the Waterfront Police Station, testified at the Criminal Sessions about his encounter with an armed robber in Des Voeux-road Central on January 2, 1963. Barnes reported firing three to four shots at the robber before losing sight of him in the crowded area. The robber in question, identified as Chan Ngan, was facing charges of armed robbery, shooting with intent to murder, and shooting with intent to do grievous bodily …

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