Pickpocket suspect strips to evade arrest

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 04 August, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 04 August, 2001, 12:00am

A suspected woman pickpocket stripped off in a bid to escape arrest in Yau Ma Tei yesterday .

The Vietnamese woman, 33, was grabbed by the T-shirt after she tried to run away after allegedly stealing a wallet with $600 inside from a woman shopper, 40, in Reclamation Street. She took off her T-shirt and ran off, dumping the wallet in a bin. She was caught by a police officer at the junction of Nanking and Shanghai streets, where she took off her bra and jeans in a further failed escape bid.