"Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run

Xinhua Published: 2017-05-14 20:31:01
Comment
Share
Share this with Close
Messenger Messenger Pinterest LinkedIn

A suspected "tomb raider" has been caught after 23 years on the run, police in central China's Hubei Province said Sunday.

Li Yihai, a suspected "tomb raider" is caught after 23 years on the run. [File Photo: thepaper.cn]

Li Yihai, a suspected "tomb raider" is caught after 23 years on the run. [File Photo: thepaper.cn]

Li Yihai was apprehended Wednesday in south China's Hainan Province, police confirmed.

In March 1994, one of more than 300 ancient tombs in Hubei's Jishan Township was raided by thieves who stole a female corpse, as well as other valuable artifacts. The corpse, believed to be more than 2,400 years old, was recovered 39 days later.

Some 23 suspects were detained and more than 20 stolen artifacts retrieved, but Li got away.

Police continued to search for Li for more than two decades, before locating him this month. 

Related stories

Share this story on

Most Popular

Photo

Highlights of WTA Wuhan Open singles 2nd round
Yellow Mountain bathed in a sea of clouds
Man rents shipping container, turns it into elegant apartment
Chinese vice premier watches 'hoops' in NYC
Li Na tastes local delicacy during WTA Wuhan Open
Giant tuna captured in South China Sea

News

A technology-oriented day trip in Hefei
Technology, art, culture collide in Hefei
China's self-built icebreaker "Xuelong 2" to complete in 2019
New air route linking Wuhan, Manila opens
UK's first bilingual Mandarin nursery school expands
Kissinger calls for cooperative U.S.-China relationship