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TV actor arrested after 13 years on the run


10:35, December 16, 2011

Ji Siguang (left), a suspect in a robbery who played roles in many TV plays while he was at large, is taken to Qiqihar, Heilongjiang province, by police on Tuesday. Provided to China Daily

A popular TV actor has been arrested and is in criminal detention for a crime committed 13 years ago.

The Qiqihar City Public Security Bureau in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang received reports that Zhang Guofeng, an actor in Jinhua, Zhejiang province in East China, was suspected of being Ji Siguang, a man wanted for assaulting a police officer in 1998.

After a joint investigation with the police in Jinhua, the Qiqihar police confirmed that Zhang was the man they wanted and on Dec 8, the 39-year-old actor was arrested.

When caught, he was playing the part of a monk in a new TV drama.

According to police, Ji and three accomplices robbed a policeman, Yang Lin, and his wife on Dec 6, 1998, in Qiqihar.

Yang's handgun, cell phone and some cash were stolen, and Yang was seriously injured after being stabbed in the chest and back.

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