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  • Dec 26, 2014
  • Updated: 9:27pm

Robbers take $3m off sailor

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 20 August, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 20 August, 1995, 12:00am
 

A MAINLAND sailor was $3 million poorer yesterday after he was shot and robbed by two men.


The sailor, who was carrying the cash in a plastic bag, was ambushed outside Western Loading Area. He was shot in the right leg in the scuffle.


Police said the 36-year-old mainlander had not told them what he was doing with such a large sum of money.


He was in fair condition at Queen Mary Hospital last night.


Witnesses said the assailants escaped in a waiting lorry. They dumped the vehicle at Fung Mut Road and switched to a car containing a fourth gang member. Police spotted the car in Admiralty, but it sped off.


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