Masked man steals more than HK$60,000 from HK branch of Standard Chartered Bank in daring daylight robbery

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM Print This Post

A masked man stole more than HK$60,000 (US$7,600) from a Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong in a daring daylight robbery on Thursday.

The hold up at the Yuen Long branch on Castle Peak Road happened soon after 10.30am, and a bottle filled with an unknown solution was left behind on one of the counters.

“Initial investigation showed the robber fled with between HK$60,000 and HK$70,000 from the bank,” a police spokesman said.

The spokesman said the man stuffed the money into a black bag, before running out of the bank and was last seen running into a nearby alley. No one was hurt in the incident.

The robber is described as being a Chinese man, around 1.7 metres tall, who was wearing a cap, face mask, gloves, a black and grey long-sleeved shirt, and black trousers, at the time of theft.

As of midday, police said a citywide search for the man was ongoing.

Police handled 44 reports of robbery in the first six months of 2019, down 46 per cent compared with 82 in the same period last year.


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