Woman arrested after pulling knife in office
A former employee of AIA - one of Hong Kong's leading insurance firms - was arrested yesterday after she threatened company workers with a 20cm knife during a row over MPF contributions. Police said the woman, 52, went to the AIA office on the 42nd floor of a building in Electric Road, North Point, at about 10.30am to try to get her MPF contributions back. When she failed, she took out the knife and threatened staff. No one was hurt in the incident. Police were called and, after calming down, she put down the knife. She was arrested for possessing an offensive weapon and was later released on $500 bail.
Elderly man loses cash to banknote scam artist
A 78-year-old was robbed of $15,000 while on his way to buy abalone in Causeway Bay. He told police that as he was walking along Hennessy Road at about 9.30am, a man scattered a pile of 'banknotes' in front of him. Fearing he may have dropped his money, he inspected his pocket. The man then robbed him of the $15,000 and a pocket radio.
Robbers take computer parts worth $1m
Three robbers tied up three security guards and walked off with electronic parts worth $1 million from a computer shop on Wang Chiu Road in Kowloon Bay. The guards, who suffered slight injuries during a struggle, untied themselves at around 9am and called police.