Clifford Lo

Women warned after rape and sexual assault

Police have warned women to be alert and stepped up patrols in Mong Kok after a rape and a sexual assault were carried out within 500 metres of each other early yesterday.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Boys 9, 10, sought by police over extortion

Police are looking for two primary school pupils who are accused of extorting HK$1,500 from an eight-year-old schoolmate who stole from his grandmother to pay them.

The pair, aged nine or 10, are alleged to have intercepted and demanded money from the boy in a park outside the Long Ping Estate in Yuen Long several times last week.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police arrest 47 in triad operation

Police believe they have broken up a triad syndicate that laundered HK$250 million from illegal businesses in the past two to three years.

The former leader of the Wo On Lok triad, known as Yip Chai, and his close associate, whose alias is Dai Ma, were among 47 people arrested in a three-day operation codenamed Bonfire that ended yesterday.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Woman raped after fall in playground; man arrested

A woman was raped after falling unconscious in a playground as she drank beer while on prescribed medication.

Her attacker dragged the 38-year-old saleswoman onto a trolley and wheeled her along a covered walkway to a refuse collection point, where police found her semi-naked and still unconscious.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Taxi driver misses out on HK$2m windfall

A taxi driver who found a bag containing more than HK$2 million in his cab a year ago has been told the bad news - he can't keep it. The rightful owner had belatedly stepped forward to reclaim his fortune - won at a Macau casino - and officials have now confirmed his credentials.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Record ketamine haul by customs

Customs officers have seized their biggest ever haul of ketamine, a 412kg stash with a street value of HK$47 million.

It is more than triple the amount of ketamine seized by customs in the whole of the past two years.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Reward renewed for lost HK$12m sparkler

Police have renewed their reward offer of up to HK$500,000 for information about a jewel-encrusted ring - worth HK$12.23 million - that went missing at the Four Seasons Hotel in Central months ago.

31 May 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

Customs hunts 300 buyers of smuggled cigarettes

Customs officers are trying to trace more than 300 buyers who placed phone orders for contraband cigarettes, after a series of raids on illicit tobacco operations.

Officers found three ledgers during the raids that were believed to contain the buyers' telephone numbers and order details - but the entries were represented by nicknames and abbreviations.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Coxswain missing after speedboat collides with jetfoil

Hong Kong and mainland authorities are searching for a coxswain who was thrown into the sea from a speedboat in a collision with a Macau-bound jetfoil off Lantau yesterday.

The man's mainland-registered speedboat collided with the TurboJet jetfoil in mainland waters about 1.85 kilometres west of Fan Lau on Lantau at around 1.30pm.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Police have few leads in billionaire kidnap case

Four men who tried to kidnap billionaire Florence Tsang Chiu-wing's mother and four-year-old daughter last week left no fingerprints or images that investigators could trace, according to police.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Man sought for vicious attack on teacher

A music teacher suffered serious head injuries and is likely to lose the use of her left eye following an attack in a Tsuen Wan public toilet this week, police said.

The 29-year-old woman, who was bludgeoned over the head and left eye, underwent surgery yesterday. She was in critical condition at Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung last night.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Body in suitcase was club hostess from mainland

The dead woman found in a floating suitcase in Victoria Harbour was a nightclub hostess, police said yesterday. She was last heard from in March when she claimed in a phone call that her boyfriend, who is now being sought, was attacking her.

The suitcase was found off Hung Hom, near the Harbourfront Landmark, on Wednesday.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Probe after police shotgun goes off

Two policemen are being investigated after a shotgun was accidentally discharged at the New Territories South regional police headquarters in Tsuen Wan.

A constable was unloading the Remington pump-action weapon when it went off on Tuesday night.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

You owe, we hose, say illegal debt collectors

Illegal debt collectors, known for daubing paint on debtors' doors or dumping rubbish outside their flats, may have come up with a new method of intimidation: flooding the victim's home.

Police suspect debt collectors were responsible for prising open the door of a public estate flat in Tuen Mun yesterday, pushing a fire hose inside and turning the water on.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am