Chapter 107: Robbing Them In One Week (Part one)
– Criminal Investigation Department –
At night, Xu Cheng and the rest of Team 2 were all working overtime, since Xu Cheng got them all into the archive room to look for cases from the past.
“All of you, dig deep through all the cases in Shangcheng that involve clues with tattoos. Look here.” Then, Xu Cheng placed his sketch of the Azure Dragon, Vermillion Bird, and White Tiger tattoos on the table and said, “Take a look at any cases related to these tattoos, and don’t miss a single case, whether they are unsolved or closed.”
At this moment, Li Chao already got some images online printed out. “Boss, these are all the tattoo designs of the Black Tortoise.
Xu Cheng took it and said to everyone, “Put more emphasis on searching for this tattoo pattern. You don’t have to worry about the other three as much for now.”
He had a feeling that the Black Tortoise elder must have smeared his tattoo for an unspeakable reason!
With Team 2 working mysteriously and being as busy as ever, the other groups all became quite confused.
“Could it be that they are just pretending to be busy and putting on a show for us? It’s only been 2 days, and they are already making progress?”
“Who knows. Maybe it’s just the Captain of Team 2 bluffing. I just don’t believe that they could get any solid clues with that action plan of theirs. How’s it different than fishing without bait? No one’s going to bite the hook.”
“Yeah, Team 5 had 50 people’s worth of resources and went after that case for over half a year. How’s Team 2 going to crack something Team 5 couldn’t? Don’t joke with me.”
“What are they trying to do though? I heard that all of them had been extremely busy, as if something big’s going to happen.”
It was true, Team 2 had indeed entered a critical period. For the past two days, it wasn’t that Xu Cheng didn’t get anything, he already confirmed who the four Kings behind West Gate were. But, he had a huge appetite. He wasn’t just going to solve the money laundering case, he was going to uproot all of these 4 so-called kings. So, tonight, he began looking through pieces of evidence to see if they had any criminal histories. If they were hiding themselves so deep behind West Gate, they must have a dark history that couldn’t be exposed to the world. If they could follow the tattoo and investigate deeper, they could very likely find something.
Late into the night, a member of the team went out to get hamburgers and coffee and distributed them to everyone.
“Boss, your Red Bull.”
Xu Cheng took the can, opened it, and started drinking. It was already 3 o’clock in the morning. Suddenly, someone in Wu Gang’s group said in shock, “Boss, come here and look at this case.
Xu Cheng immediately went over.
The officer pointed at a yellowing photo from the past and said, “This robbery case of an armored cash transport van from 20 years ago has the tattoo you need. The pattern really resembles the Black Tortoise.”
Xu Cheng’s eyes slightly grew larger. “Fill me in on the case.”
The officer nodded and began briefing the case, “20 years ago, the largest robbery case of an armored cash transport van took place. There were 4 people involved, and the police at that time followed the case for 10 years until finally solving it.”
Xu Cheng: “4? Were they all arrested?”
Officer: “Yeah, they got executed during the same year, and the police were able to retrieve a portion of the cash.”
Xu Cheng took a look at the pictures caught at the scene. The four robbers had their faces covered and were armed. They were all tall and burly, and one of the guys had his chest exposed, which revealed a tattoo of the Black Tortoise.
Xu Cheng didn’t even bother looking at the face of the four guys that got their death sentence served 10 years later after the event. He just compared the height of the people caught on camera and the people that were sentenced to death, and he already found severe discrepancies.