Woman robbed, stabbed in Yong Kang Street alley
The China Post news staff
January 9, 2014, 12:00 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Famed domestic thoracic surgeon and former Taipei City Hospital Superintendent Perng Reury-perng's 66-year-old wife, surnamed Lin, was robbed and stabbed yesterday morning at Yong Kang Street; police are investigating the case.
Lin is in stable condition after emergency treatment and is currently staying in the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital for further observation.
Police said surveillance footage shows that Lin was walking alone in an alley at the Yong Kang Commercial District when a man followed her and suddenly grabbed Lin's bag from behind, tripped her and then stabbed her neck and back. The victim was dragged on the ground for a while, resulting in abrasions on her face, police said, noting that the suspect fled the crime scene after the incident.