The Accounts Book was Burnt?!
Su Lin immediately rushed towards their balcony in the back of the house, and found it to be completely empty. It seemed that those intruders had truly taken away the Accounts Book.
“How is it, Su Lin? What did your mother say?”
“Chief Yan, my mother said that the Accounts Book really was on me when you delivered me back on that evening. She thought it was my study book and placed it on the balcony to dry off. However, I just looked in the balcony, and the Accounts Book was nowhere in sight. It seems like those men in black really did take it away already.”
Su Lin disappointedly shook his head. He knew that now that they had lost the Accounts Book, it would be almost impossible to get it back from the jaws of those criminals.
“Su Lin, it seems that the situation isn’t very positive with how everything went down. We also estimated that they might have taken away the Accounts Book.”
What he said was similar to what the police officers had already described to him, so Yan Longyong nodded. What Su Lin said was also what they concluded.
“Then what are we going to do now, Chief Yan? Now that they have taken away the Accounts Book, we no longer have any conclusive evidence!” Su Lin said worriedly.
“With how everything has transpired, the Accounts Book is temporarily in the hands of the enemy. However, we already have the information about their escape vehicle, and we have already mobilized all of our forces, so it won’t be long before we get results and catch those criminals.”
The importance of the Accounts Book was already self-evident. No matter what price they had to pay, they had to obtain the Accounts Book.
And just when Yan Longyong finished his words, the intercom in his hands dinged with sound.
“Chief, we have found a black Fujian Xiali model car with the license plate number of A78945. It’s currently rushing through the city center, along Zhongshan Road, making its escape towards the South Highway entrance. What are your instructions, Chief…”
This was the report Yan Longyong received from the police station’s Traffic Police department. Hearing that they had discovered the escaping vehicle, his spirit shook, and he immediately issued orders through the intercom, “All squads, pay attention! Follow the directions from the Traffic Police department. The criminal vehicle is currently passing through the city center along the Zhongshan road, heading towards the South Highway entrance. All police officers with police vehicles must rush after them and capture the criminals at all costs…”
“Chief Yan? Have they found them?”
Su Lin felt excited inside as he heard the news, and Su Lin’s mother, who had been feeling afraid a while ago, also recovered her guts after hearing the news and rushed towards Yan Longyong while saying, “Chief Yan, it’s the duty of the police to assure the safety of the lives and property of the common people like us! Yet, under broad daylight, those bastards broke into our house and destroyed everything, so you must take responsibility for us!”
“Ms. Su, you can rest assured. Now that we have found their location, it won’t be long before we bring those criminals to justice according to the law.”
Yan Longyong spoke to assure Mother Su, and then immediately called Mayor Fang, Fang Liping, to report the matter to her.
“Hello! Mayor Fang, we have already arrived at Su Lin’s house, but what a pity, their house was broken into, and the Accounts Book has already been robbed. But we have pin-pointed the location of the suspects, and ordered all of our police forces to capture them at all costs.”
Fang Liping, who was sitting in a bad mood inside her office, immediately felt good once she heard the news and said to Yan Longyong, “That’s good! Chief Yan, you must retrieve the Accounts Book at all costs. If there’s any progress, make sure to report it to me first!”
Hanging the phone call, Fang Liping angrily looked towards the person sitting opposite to her in her office and said, “Liu Jianguo, just you wait! Once we obtain the Accounts Book, all the crimes you have committed will be brought to light for the world to see!”
“Oh? I am so-afraid! Ah! Mayor Fang, what gives you so much confidence in being able to retrieve the Accounts Book?” Liu Jianguo wasn’t anxious in the least as he smiled satisfactorily and said, “Then I shall wait and see how Mayor Fang makes an Accounts Book to convict me!”
He had received the news a while ago through a phone call that his men had already burnt the Accounts Book in the vehicle, so Liu Jianguo wasn’t worried in the least. Even if those few subordinates of his were captured, it wouldn’t be enough to link them to him. And with the Accounts Book turned to ashes, there was no longer any evidence left to catch him.
“Hmph! The Special Investigation Committee will be arriving soon, and with all the crimes you have committed, you definitely won’t get away unscathed, Secretary Liu!”
Just when Fang Liping’s words ended, her office phone rang, and her secretary informed her that the people of the Special Investigation Committee had arrived.
“Alright, I understand. I will immediately come down to welcome them.”
Fang Liping immediately stood up to go downstairs while also ordering the other people in her office to come downstairs to greet the people of the Special Investigation Committee sent by the Provincial authorities. Liu Jianguo, too, smiled and set out to greet the guests, “Mayor Fang, since the Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Provincial Public Security Bureau have sent their people, it’s only natural for me, the Municipal Committee’s Secretary, to welcome them… Let’s go, we will all welcome them together!”
The Special Investigation Committee had already arrived, yet Yan Longyong was still anxiously waiting for the suspects to be caught by his subordinates.
After half an hour of chase, the Jian’an Police Department finally succeeded in overtaking and busting that black Xiali model car. Now, even if the suspects wanted to escape, they would have no path for it. With that, the four men in black were apprehended by the criminal police.
“Reporting to the Chief! We have intercepted that black Fujian Xiali model car and taken the four suspects in our custody!”
As soon as he heard the news over the intercom, Yan Longyong happily said, “You did well! What about the Accounts Book? Have you found the Accounts Book?”
Su Lin’s was also on alert as he anxiously listened to the conversation. Although the criminals had been apprehended, the most important thing was the Accounts Book. Only if they recovered the Accounts Book will they have conclusive evidence against the Dragon-Tiger Gang and corrupt officials that they could then present to the authorities.
“Chief, we have looked everywhere in the vehicle, but the Accounts Book is nowhere to be found. But we discovered a bunch of burnt paper and ashes in the back compartment of the vehicle. Perhaps, the Accounts Book has already been burnt to ashes by them.”
“What? The Accounts Book was burnt?!”