48 Hours a Day - Chapter 824
Chapter 824: 824
Chapter 824: Let Skinny Monkey Go!
After the slave girl checked out the place with Zhang Heng, she finally experienced how chaotic it was . While walking on the street, someone snatched the bag of money that she held tightly and ran away .
Immediately, the thief ran into the crowd . When the slave girl shouted at him, no onlooker responded to her cries for help . It was as if they were deliberately ignoring the crime that happened right before their very eyes . Everyone’s face seemed plastered by layers of numbness and indifference .
In the end, the slave girl had to stop shouting and could only stand furiously by the roadside . She then asked Zhang Heng, who witnessed the crime happening right beside her . “Why didn’t you stop him?
“There’s not much money in the bag, is there?” Zhang heng asked in reply .
There was a division of labor between the two when they went out . Zhang Heng was the one who carried all the valuable items and gold coins . On the other hand, the slave girl only had some change inside her purse, which amounted to about thirty Sestertius .
“But that’s our money too,” protested the slave girl sullenly . Apart from losing money, she was also worried about Zhang Heng’s new job . If the security here was so bad during broad daylight, she could not imagine what would happen here when night came .
After that, she heard Zhang Heng leisurely say, “We can get our money back if you want . ”
“He is gone now . How are we supposed to catch him?” The slave girl opened her eyes wide .
“Although the person who stole your money ran away, his accomplices are still there,” Zhang Heng said . “Generally, those who steal money would work in a group or pair . They are given different roles after they select their targets . One would be responsible for stealing the money, and the others would pretend to be passersby on the side . Through that, they can easily support their partner in crime in case of an emergency . ”
While talking, Zhang Heng pointed at one of the youths in the crowd . He was not that tall, and he looked to be about eleven or twelve years old .
“Hey, you, don’t run . ”
The latter saw Zhang Heng pointing at him, and he panicked . Especially when he heard the words “don’t run . ” Without any hesitation, he turned around and ran away . However, he was still a step late . He did not know how Zhang Heng could appear behind him in such a short time .
He had just taken a half-step with his right foot when he was lifted off the ground .
However, he had no intention to give up on running away . He wanted to take off his clothes and run away topless . Zhang Heng knew he was going to use this little trick to escape, though . Immediately, Zhang Heng used the shirt that the kid just took off and tied it around his neck . If he tried to run again, the shirt would become tighter and tighter, and his breathing would become more and more difficult .
“Where are your accomplices? Take us to them,” Zhang Heng said lightly .
But he soon discovered it was pointless asking the question . Perhaps his accomplices saw that Zhang Heng had caught their companion, the person who robbed the slave girl’s purse earlier . And he brought two more companions with him, standing not far away from them .
The oldest among them was estimated to be around sixteen years of age, while the youngest seemed to be only ten . They were carrying weapons in their hands, and it frightened the slave girl a little .
“Let Skinny Monkey go,” the boy who snatched the slave girl’s purse shouted . He was also the oldest member of the group .
“Sure . Return the money that you stole from us first,” Zhang Heng said calmly .
“What the hell are you thinking? We are not negotiating with you . If you don’t let him go, we will attack you!” The boy raised the dagger in his hand and said viciously .
The slave girl quickly hid behind Zhang Heng and poked her head out after hearing the boy’s threats . “How dare you rob us in the street during broad daylight? After being found out, you even started to threaten the victims . Aren’t you afraid that we will tell the patrol about it?”
“It’s useless . They don’t give a sh*t about this place,” the boy sneered . “If you don’t want to get hurt, you better hand him over to us . Otherwise, don’t blame us for being rude . ”
“Oh yeah, what are you going to do?” Zhang Heng kicked the captured young man’s calf and made him kneel on the ground . The leader considered it as a provocation, and he could not stand it anymore . So, he let out a loud roar and charged at Zhang Heng with a dagger .
It was a pity that their fighting skills were not as proficient as their thievery . Coupled with their young age, their combat effectiveness was minimal, and they picked the wrong opponent as well . Zhang Heng put them all on the ground with almost no effort . During the fight, Zhang Heng did not even need to use his weapon .
After that, he squatted down and searched the boy who snatched the slave girl’s purse . Once Zhang Heng found the purse, he returned it to the owner . “Count it . Is all the money in there?”
The slave girl happily took over the purse and stuck her tongue out at the group of teenagers that Zhang Heng had just beaten up . She then counted the copper coins in it and nodded at Zhang Heng .
“It’s all in there . ”
The smile on her face did not last long . She froze when she saw another group of men appearing on the street next to them .
Earlier, the passersby ignored her cries for help, but now, they quickly moved to the side when they saw the group of men walking toward Zhang Heng . Those who moved slightly slower than others were pushed to the ground . However, they did not dare to complain . Immediately, they got up, lowered down their bodies, and moved to the side of the street . Zhang Heng also noticed fear flashing through the teenager’s eye when he saw the group of men approached him .
“What’s the matter? Someone here needs help?” asked the tall but slightly feminine Jewish man that was leading, with a hint of frivolousness in his voice .
“No, nothing happened,” the teenager lowered his head and said . “We are just playing around . ”
“Having fun?” The feminine-looking Jewish man smiled . “Why not do something productive? Better stop fooling around . Have you collected all the money that I wanted this week? Tonight is the deadline . ”
“We are still trying to figure a way to collect the money . ”
“Are you thinking of a way to collect money, or are you thinking of a way to lie and fool around?” asked the Jewish man . “I, Black Mamba, am going to remind you again . I heard that you robbed a couple of rich people recently . I hope the numbers that you come up with can satisfy the iron handcuffs . Otherwise, you know what will happen to you . As for you…”
Black Mamba looked at Zhang Heng and said with a smile, “You hurt my men . What do you plan to do about it?”
They were different from the group of teenagers that they faced earlier . All the seven people in front of them were adults . And the weapons in their hands looked destructive, including gloves full of iron nails and maces . Some of them even had some combat experience . They used to work as an underground gladiator or bodyguard .
Upon seeing that, the slave girl could not help but say nervously, “What should we do? Did those people that ran away notify the patrol team about it?”
“Impossible . Besides, I am a member of the patrol team . I haven’t reported for duty yet, though . I don’t think I have a problem if I start work a few hours earlier . ” Zhang Heng looked like he was not in a rush . He then tapped the teenager’s cheek and reminded him, “Stay put . I have some questions for you, but I have to deal with them first . ”
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