Manhunt under way in HK after robbers assault worker, flee with electronic parts worth more than HK$5 million

19-Jun-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Police are scouring the city for a gang of robbers who assaulted a worker and fled with electronic parts worth more than HK$5 million (US$650,000) from an industrial building in northern Hong Kong on Wednesday.

The worker was delivering boxes of goods to a unit on the eighth floor of East Asia Industrial Building on Ho Tin Street in Tuen Mun soon after 3pm when he was attacked in a lift.

According to the force, three suspects carrying two trolleys followed him into the lift.

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“He was beaten up inside the lift and pushed out of it on the seventh floor,” a police source said. No weapon was used in the hold-up.

He said 14 boxes of electronic parts, worth more than HK$5 million, were stolen.

The worker suffered facial and abdominal injuries and was taken to Tuen Mun Hospital for treatment.

The source said the robbers fled in a black delivery van before officers arrived. Police scouted the area, but no arrests were made.

Officers from the Tuen Mun criminal investigation unit have checked surveillance camera footage to gather evidence.

It was the city’s second daylight hold-up involving more than HK$1 million in 24 hours.

On Tuesday, a cryptocurrency trader was sprayed in the eyes with an unknown substance and robbed of HK$2 million in the car park of Legend Tower in Kwun Tong while he was on his way to buy bitcoin at about 4.30pm.

In the first three months of this year, police handled 30 reports of robbery across the city, a 75 per cent drop from 122 cases over the same period last year.


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