Thief targets ATM customer

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 October, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 October, 2001, 12:00am

A 71-year-old man with poor eyesight who was having trouble trying to withdraw $500 from an ATM machine in Tai Po fell prey to a thief who offered to help, then withdrew $5,000 and fled. A suspect, 27, was arrested after a chase.