City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 June, 2006, 12:00am

Six teenagers arrested after street robberies

Six teenage muggers were arrested after two separate robberies yesterday. In one, a Filipina was attacked by four teens who tried to snatch her gold necklace and mobile phone on Aberdeen Reservoir Road, Aberdeen, shortly after 11.30am. They fled empty-handed when the woman, 37, put up a struggle. Police later arrested the four. In a separate case, a 17-year-old boy was assaulted and robbed of a mobile phone by five teenage boys on Kwun Tong Road, Ngau Tau Kok, at about 2am. Police arrested two 16-year-olds.


Two men and two women were charged with possession of dangerous drugs following the seizure of 70 grams of ketamine in a Tai Po flat yesterday. Police also found a gun hidden on a hillside nearby. The arrests follow an investigation into a wounding case in which a man was threatened with a pistol-like object inside a Tuen Mun store, and the discovery of 15 rounds of ammunition in a hotel room in Tin Shui Wai.

passer-by hit by minibus after truck collision

A woman was hit by a minibus after it collided with a truck at the junction of Ning Po and Battery streets, Yau Ma Tei. The woman, 35, and the minibus driver, 60, were treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital with minor injuries.


A 25-year-old man was arrested at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint last night with 6,970 tablets of the sedative Nimetazepam, worth about $200,000. The man will appear in Fanling court today on charges of trafficking in dangerous drugs.

Weapons found at home of robbery-bid suspect

Weapons were found at the home of a man accused of attempting to rob a woman in Sheung Wan at gunpoint last week. Unemployed Cheung Hon-ming, 58, admitted that he paid $500 on the mainland for a stun gun and a pair of handcuffs, which were found at his home. He was remanded in custody until July 12.