City Digest, December 15, 2012

Burglar seriously injures elderly couple

An 82-year-old man and his 75-year-old wife were in serious condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night after being assaulted by a burglar in their Wong Tai Sin home.

Saturday, 15 December, 2012, 3:14am

Valuables stolen from offices in courier con

Next time a courier phones to say he can't find your office, think twice before you head out to the main entrance to collect the package from him.

Police are warning that burglars are using this ploy to sneak into offices in commercial and industrial buildings in eastern Kowloon, taking advantage of victims who leave their doors open when going to meet the bogus courier.

3 Sep 2012 - 4:20am

City Digest

Husband of robbed woman catches thief

The husband of a woman from whom a handbag and HK$5,000 was stolen at knifepoint in Lai Chi Kok yesterday chased the thief and caught him. Police said the robber had lain in wait in the women's toilet of a Mei Foo Sun Chuen restaurant.

Two arrested for kicking taxi, assaulting police

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Thief strikes at home of assistant police chief

A raid on the home of one of the city's top policemen netted a thief more than HK$4 million in jewellery and cash - because the officer failed to follow his own force's security tips.

The valuables were taken from the Kowloon Tong flat of Assistant Commissioner Vincent Wong Fook-chuen, who is due to retire this month, while he and his wife were in Britain.

16 May 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Suspected burglar held after seaward dash

A burglar trying to break into a Deep Water Bay flat jumped into the sea at about 3am yesterday when the owner of the flat heard a noise and went to check. Marine police caught and arrested a 40-year-old man for attempted burglary. The suspect and two officers were treated for minor injuries at Ruttonjee Hospital.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Three months' jail for manager

17 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Suspected burglar falls to his death

A suspected burglar was found dead on the ground floor of the courtyard of a building in Sai Ying Pun yesterday. The Hong Kong man, 34, was originally from the mainland. He was believed to have fallen as he tried to climb down the drainpipes from the roof of a four-storey building at about 11am. Police suspect that he was attempting to break into a flat on the second floor.

16 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Youths held after drugs are seized

Police arrested three youths including a boy of 15 for trafficking in dangerous drugs after a seizure worth $36,000 from a flat in Wa Fung Street, Hunghom. Officers also seized an extendable baton and a 60cm knife. The drugs seized were 1kg of cannabis, 15 grams of Ice and 30 grams of ketamine.

Court changes considered

8 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Fleeing burglar dies in fall

A burglar dressed only in underpants fell to his death yesterday while escaping after being spotted by the owner of the home he had broken into.

The burglar, in his 40s, had broken into a 12th-floor flat at Connie Towers in Hong Ning Road, Kwun Tong, at 4.30am.

18 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Police on lookout for trouserless burglar

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.

30 Jul 2004 - 12:00am


Stones roll out a problem for tailor

31 Mar 2003 - 12:00am


A father and his two adult sons wrestled for more than 20 minutes with a suspected burglar who allegedly tried to break into their Sai Kung home yesterday. The suspect, a 27-year-old two-way permit holder, was confronted at 3am when one of the sons saw him trying to break in. The three finally managed to pin the man down before handing him over to police.

10 Mar 2003 - 12:00am


A garage owner captured a former employee after laying in wait to catch a burglar at his shop in Yuen Long because items kept disappearing at night. The owner saw the man allegedly trying to force open a window to his shop in Tung Shing Lei Road at about 2.45am. He seized the suspect and handed him to police.

25 Feb 2003 - 12:00am


A burglar was seized by neighbours in a Sham Shui Po building and handed over to the police after he broke into an empty flat and stole several hundred dollars in cash. The suspect, 30, was apprehended on the eighth floor of a block of flats in Nam Cheong Street.

1 Jan 2003 - 12:00am


A businessman slept on when a burglar broke into his bedroom in Western and escaped with $8,600, a watch worth $30,000 and two mobile phones. The 56-year-old only discovered the burglary in his Victoria Road home at 5.30am when a neighbour saw the burglar and called police. The intruder, who left a pair of black shoes behind, is believed to be a mainland illegal immigrant.

27 Nov 2002 - 12:00am