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$1.6m worth of jewellery stolen in brush with 'painters'

A gang of robbers posing as painters assaulted a saleswoman and stole her briefcase containing jewellery worth $1.6 million outside her office in Yau Ma Tei yesterday afternoon.

Wednesday, 8 December, 2004, 12:00am

Hunt on to find hijack accomplices

Border checkpoints are on alert for suspected accomplices of three armed robbers, who were arrested when police dramatically foiled a truck hijacking in Tsim Sha Tsui on Monday.

27 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Man is attacked, robbed and then arrested for drink driving

Three friends are injured in an attack in Tai Po

It was a bad day for a 23-year-old man in Tai Po yesterday.

First he was bashed and robbed of $30,000 after a car chase - then police arrested him for drink driving.

25 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Mainlander gets 5 years for Peak robberies

A 41-year-old mainlander was jailed for more than five years yesterday for robbing two tourists on The Peak.

The District Court heard the man robbed a Danish woman of her handbag and pushed her 5 metres down a slope while she was walking along Lugard Road on May 10.

Karin Tan, 63, suffered a leg injury but avoided more serious harm when a tree broke her fall.

7 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Police investigate robbery of man in Yuen Long

Updated at 4.43pm: Police on Tuesday were investigating the attack and robbery of a man in Yuen Long ? who was carrying expensive gold ornaments and a large sums of cash.

A spokesman said the 37-year-old was robbed of $1 million worth of gold ornaments and $100,000 cash on Monday when he entered a public toilet in Hong King Street.

5 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Smash and grab raid bags $12,000

Burglars carried out a smash and grab robbery on a Louis Vuitton store yesterday and stole two handbags worth more than $12,000.

A car smashed through the front windows of the shop in Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, at 4:30am.

18 May 2003 - 12:00am


A mainland man who robbed a salesman of diamonds worth $2.45 million in Causeway Bay after bashing him and a colleague over the head with a metal bar was jailed for six years. Zhong Hua-kun, 26, hit So Ying-yin in Percival Street on July 17 last year and snatched his case containing the diamonds, four gold bracelets and a wallet. He also hit Abuhatzira Avraham when he held on to his case.

14 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Bag-snatchers rob woman of $70,000

An Indonesian woman, 30, was robbed of more than $70,000 by two men in Tai Koo. The robbery took place shortly after 10.15am when the victim, surnamed Defi, was attacked from behind by the robbers, who grabbed her handbag. She told police the bag contained $70,000 and 40,000 rupiah (HK$360).

15 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Gem theft suspect charged

A mainland visitor, 26, arrested in connection with attacking and robbing two jewellery salesmen of $10 million worth of diamonds in Percival Street, Causeway Bay, on Wednesday, was charged with one count of robbery. He will appear in Eastern Court today.

20 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Gun threat in office robbery

A man carrying what appeared to be a pistol climbed the counter and snatched $14,000 from a Shamshuipo finance company office yesterday. The man threatened a female teller and fled.

13 Jun 2002 - 12:00am