Hong Kong retiree has waist bag stolen from toilet

Police say bag contained HK$20,000, mobile phone, wallet and victim’s bank and identity cards

PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 June, 2017, 7:05pm
UPDATED : Friday, 23 June, 2017, 7:06pm

Hong Kong police are searching for a thief after a 73-year-old man had his waist bag carrying HK$20,000 stolen while using a public toilet in Yau Ma Tei on Friday.

According to police, the bag also contained a mobile phone, a wallet and the victim’s bank and identity cards.

The incident happened in the public toilet at King George V Memorial Park at the junction of Canton and Jordan roads shortly before 11am.

The retiree surnamed Leung told officers that he hung his bag on the door of a cubicle while he was using the toilet. a police spokeswoman said.

Leung, who lives in Tuen Mun, said he was unaware it had been stolen.

“After I pulled up my trousers and was due to get the bag, I found it had gone,” he said.

Police were called in after receiving Leung’s report. Officers combed the area but no arrest was made.

Police figures show there were 8,228 reports of theft across the city in the first four months of this year.There were 8,294 cases in the same period last year.