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Postman praised for chasing down robbers

By Xu Jingxi (China Daily)

09:43, March 22, 2012

A young postman who killed a robber in a car chase was deemed a "good Samaritan" by police in Shaoguan, Guangdong province, on Monday.

Police said the postman, in his early 20s, was parking his van when he saw two men on a motorcycle grab a woman's purse and take off. Without hesitation, the postman drove his van after the two robbers.

The robbers didn't stop at the postman's warnings and the motorcycle suddenly slipped and hit the van at a construction site about 500 meters from the robbery.

"I immediately got out of my van after the collision," recalled the postman, who would only give his last name Yu.

"When I saw the two severely injured robbers, I was terribly sorry and was afraid that I might be jailed for it."

One robber died while the other was badly injured and is being treated in a hospital in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong.

"I didn't mean to hurt them. I kept blowing my horn and shouting to ask them to stop. What I wanted was to catch them and send them to the police," Yu said.

Yu said that he was worried and couldn't sleep the night before county officials came to visit him and assured him he would not be prosecuted for the robber's death and that his act was brave and righteous.

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