City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 23 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 23 March, 2006, 12:00am

Officers injured after motorbikes collide

Two policemen were slightly injured when their motorcycles collided at the junction of Castle Peak Road and Tuen Mun Road, Tuen Mun at 2am. One officer braked but skidded and rammed into the back of the other motorbike, which had slowed because of roadworks. Both men fell off their bikes and were treated in Tuen Mun Hospital.

Robber threatens 7-Eleven staff, takes $300

A robber threatened 7-Eleven staff with a broken bottle before escaping with more than $300 from a convenience store on the ground floor of Walton Estate shopping Centre in Chai Wan. A 34-year-old woman worker suffered hand injuries and was treated at Eastern Hospital.

Gold ornaments, watches stolen from flat

Gold ornaments and watches worth $500,000 have been stolen from a flat in Westland Gardens, Quarry Bay. The valuables, owned by an 87-year-old man, were left in an unlocked cabinet in his bedroom after being taken from his bank safety box before the Lunar New Year. His daughter, 48, called police shortly before noon.

Fares cut on 24 routes

Fare reductions will be introduced in July on 24 bus routes that now cost $10 or more for a single trip. The Transport Department estimates that about 76,000 passengers on the jointly operated routes will benefit.