City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 08 May, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 08 May, 2004, 12:00am

Young Mongolians held for pickpocketing

Police last night arrested seven suspected Mongolian pickpockets, including four teenagers, in Causeway Bay. Three boys and a girl were thought to be aged 13 or 14, with their lack of identification making it difficult to be certain, a police source said. The other three carried Mongolian passports, and ranged in age from 16 to 21. Officers seized five mobile phones which were believed to be stolen, as well as blades and cutters. Investigations were continuing.

Bus kills elderly woman

An elderly woman was killed in Tze Wan Shan when she was run over by a coach. The 78-year-old victim was trapped underneath the right front wheel of the coach and had to be freed by firefighters. She died soon after at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Police urged witnesses to call 23057500 or 23057570.

mainlanders left numb after robbery

Four robbers escaped with 32 silver bars and 200 computer hard disks worth $1.15 million after raiding a garage in Sheung Shui. They also drugged and tied up two mainland visitors who had taken up temporary residency in the office of the garage in Man Kam To. Police said the two men, aged 26 and 45, had been held at knifepoint and forced to swallow an unknown substance which made them feel numb. The robbers fled with the goods in a black car after tying up the pair.

Woman, 34, dead in bed

A woman, 34, was found dead in bed by her boyfriend, 40, in her San Lung Wai home in Lantau. A suicide note and burned charcoal were found in the flat. Police said the couple had recently had a dispute about their relationship.