Police on lookout for trouserless burglar

PUBLISHED : Friday, 30 July, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 30 July, 2004, 12:00am

Police were on the hunt for a trouserless burglar last night.


The man entered a kindergarten in Shekkipmei at 7pm, sending a lone female staff member fleeing into the toilet.


After he left, a $2,000 digital camera was found to be missing. The police have classified the case as indecent exposure and burglary.


A police spokeswoman said the woman was sitting alone in the kindergarten in Fu Tin House, Pak Tin Estate, when the man, minus his trousers, rang the bell and pushed in through the glass door.


'The woman quickly dashed into the toilet and locked the door,' the spokeswoman said.


'She said she heard noises of the kindergarten being searched. By about 7.05pm things had quietened down and she came out.'


She saw the man fleeing through the front door. A friend who arrived at the same time saw him heading towards a nearby hillside.


The police described the man as slim, about 170cm tall, with a tattoo on his right leg.


Meanwhile, the police are also trying to locate two men who tried to rob four hikers in Kam Shan Country Park yesterday afternoon.


The three men and a woman aged between 19 and 59, were confronted by the robbers at about 5.15pm.


'The four were hiking there near a temple when two men suddenly appeared from the hillside,' the police spokeswoman said.


'One of the robbers was holding a knife and they demanded money.


'The victims said they had no money and [one of the victims] alerted the police immediately,' she said.


The robbers, in their 30s, fled after the police were called. None of the hikers was injured.


Police searched the area but found nothing.


There have been a number of attacks on hikers in country parks recently, prompting calls for more police vigilance.