Passers-by come to the rescue in $2m robbery
Three budding thieves who grabbed a briefcase containing $2 million worth of jewellery from a salesman were forced by five passers-by to abandon their haul and flee empty-handed in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. The assailants punched and kicked the salesman, 33, and snatched the briefcase at a bus stop in Chatham Road South at about 1pm. Police said the victim shouted for help and five men aged between 25 and 42 responded by joining the chase. The offenders dropped the case and fled into Hanoi Road.
Immigration assistant pleads not guilty
A senior immigration assistant, Ngai Chi-keung, 37, pleaded not guilty in the District Court to creating false arrival and department records for seven two-way permit holders from December, 2004, to January last year. He also denied possessing two ID cards that did not belong to him. The hearing continues today.
Body found in park
A man, 52, was found hanged in a tree in Morse Park in Fung Mo Street, Wong Tai Sin. Shortly before 6am, a male passer-by, 71, found the body hanging by a nylon rope.
No one won first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 12, 17, 24, 35, 44 and 46. The extra number was 10. One ticket won second prize of $1,335,315. Third prize paid $47,475.