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Bank robber succeeds in second raid

A man who fled empty-handed from a raid on the Standard Chartered Bank in Shau Kei Wan Main Street apparently staged another raid, on the First Pacific Bank in Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, 3.5 hours later - this time getting away with $5,000.

Friday, 22 June, 2001, 12:00am

Good for passengers and environment

Lawrence Wong made valuable comments about the new bus route 46X operated by New World First Bus (letter, South China Morning Post, May 21).

9 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Raid blunder

A robber, 45, left his identity card behind when he fled empty-handed after breaking into a commercial building in Sun Yip Street, Chai Wan. Police arrested him at his Chai Wan flat.

2 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Stove theory

A woman, 32, is believed to have suffocated by inhaling excessive carbon monoxide from a charcoal stove in the bedroom of her flat in Sui Shuk House, Siu Sai Wan Estate, Chai Wan.

7 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Father charged with beating girl

A CHAI WAN man, 45, was charged with assault after allegedly hitting his daughter about the head with wooden sticks. The injured girl, 16, was found near Siu Sai Wan Stadium. She was in a stable condition at Eastern Hospital last night.

4 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Chop arrest

A 40-year-old man was arrested after his wife and 15-year-old stepson were attacked with a chopper in their home in Siu Sai Wan Estate, Chai Wan.

19 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

15-floor plunge

A student, 19, was having emergency surgery last night after jumping 15 floors from her home on Siu Sai Wan Estate, Chai Wan. The woman was in Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital.

4 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Bus joyriders

THREE teenagers stole a China Motor Bus from the Siu Sai Wan depot early yesterday, abandoning it after crashing into road signs and railings in Sheung On Street, Chai Wan. Police are still looking for the trio.

1 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Bus disrupts tram service

Tram services from Shau Kei Wan to Sai Wan Ho were suspended for nearly one hour after a Kowloon Motor Bus stalled on the tracks.

12 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Commuter chaos

A power failure at Chai Wan MTR station at 10 am severed services, causing commuter chaos in eastern Hong Kong Island. Chai Wan, Shau Kei Wan and Heng Fa Chuen stations were closed.

15 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

$2.5m haul

Dried snakeskins worth $2.5 million were stolen from a storeroom in Sai Wan Ho Street, Shau Kei Wan, after the 101 cartons were left unguarded overnight.

21 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Bus seats so uncomfortable

I OFTEN use Citybus's route No 85 service from Shau Kei Wan to Siu Sai Wan Estate, but I find it unsatisfactory between Mondays and Saturdays, because of the type of bus used.

The buses used are second-hand Leyland Atlantean AN68s, which I don't like.

The seats are supposed to accommodate two people, but they are not wide enough and they are very short.

11 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Cosmetics theft

COSMETICS worth $260,000 were stolen from a firm in Cheung Lee Street, Chai Wan.

9 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Considerable number of improvements

WE refer to the letter from ''Name and Address Supplied'', in the South China Morning Post, on June 30.

An examination of the operating records of Route 8 over a recent period indicates that there is generally no problem with the reliability of this service and that operation is in accordance with the approved Schedules of Service.

6 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

CMB bus drivers entitled to rest period

I REFER to the letter from J. Lee of Pokfulam (South China Morning Post, April 20), which concerned two bus routes arriving at a bus-stop in Wan Chai at the same time. Whilst both routes 40 and 504 run between Wan Chai Ferry and Wah Fu, they serve substantially different areas in between and hence, have different journey times.

27 Apr 1994 - 12:00am