Guards hurt in $1.9m robbery | South China Morning Post
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Guards hurt in $1.9m robbery

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 16 April, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 16 April, 2002, 12:00am
 

A hunt was launched last night for three armed robbers who fled with $1.9 million after knocking one security guard unconscious and stabbing another in the back outside a Jockey Club betting centre in Tseung Kwan O.


The robbery took place at about 5pm when two Brink's security guards - Gurung Kui Bahadr, 42, and So Chung-kit, 35, were returning to an armoured van after collecting the money from the first-floor betting centre at Po Lam Estate shopping centre.


The two guards, one carrying a cash box and the other armed with a Remington shotgun, were attacked from behind near a goods lift. Police said one of the three robbers was armed with what appeared to be a pistol and the other two had choppers.


'Both security guards were attacked . . . One of them was knocked unconscious and the other guard was stabbed in the back. No shots were fired,' a police spokesman said. 'The robbers broke open the cash box and took away bags of money. They also escaped with a Remington shotgun and a walkie-talkie, which was later found abandoned at the shopping centre.'


A male passerby found the two guards and called police.


Last night, armed officers wearing bulletproof vests mounted a search in the shopping arcade and nearby market. Roadblocks were also set up.


The two guards were taken to United Christian Hospital. Mr Gurung was reported to be in a serious condition while Mr So was in a stable condition.


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