Pigsty retreat

An illegal immigrant hid in a pigsty for nine days because he was 'frightened and ashamed' of robbing a man at knifepoint. Cheung Hing-po, 26, was jailed for 31/2 years by the District Court after admitting robbery.

Wednesday, 31 July, 1996, 12:00am

$1m cash snatched

A robber hit a Taiwan tourist, 58, on the head with a mobile phone and snatched her handbag containing more than $1 million in cash in Hillier Street, Central.

9 May 1996 - 12:00am

Robbery denied

A slick $5 million godown robbery was engineered by the victim, a court heard. Yeung Pan-pan, 27, denied he had any part in the robbery of his Hung Kay Trading Company. He said he was gagged and bound for eight hours on June 30, last year. But Keith Oderberg, defence, suggested Mr Yeung arranged the entire scheme so insurance could be claimed on the stolen goods.

14 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Holdup foiled

POLICE said they foiled an attempted robbery when they arrested a man and a woman with a stun gun, knife, torch and five screwdrivers following a Mongkok car chase. Police found $6,000 worth of heroin, cannabis, ice and pills after the chase which ended when the car crashed in Prince Edward Road West near Portland Street.

9 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Tablets used in robbery

ROBBERS last night grabbed a teenager by the neck, put a cloth soaked in paint thinner over her face and forced two tablets down her throat, knocking her unconscious.

The three-man gang used tape to tie the 19-year-old woman's hands and blindfold her in the attack on the 10th floor staircase of the Wah Tat Industrial Building in Wah Sing Street at about 6.45 pm.

2 May 1995 - 12:00am

Accused cleared of shop holdup

A MAN accused of taking part in an armed robbery in which victims were locked in a freezer room was yesterday found not guilty.

Chow Tak-yan, 30, denied that he had taken part in the raid at Yiu Shing Ho Dried Seafood Products in Mongkok, on September 13, 1992.

He was cleared by the High Court jury of robbery.

11 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Burglary bust

POLICE in Kwai Chung say they have cracked a burglary gang with the arrest of three youths between Monday and yesterday. The trio was believed to be responsible for at least 20 burglaries.

18 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Failed robbery

POLICE are searching for two men in their 30s after a bungled robbery in Central last night. A three-man gang tried to snatch a bag containing $27,000 and diamonds from a 34-year-old merchant in a lift. He fought back and chased them into the street where a man was caught.

22 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Burglars held

TWO men were arrested at a Mei Foo bowling parlour for attempted burglary after triggering the burglar alarm.

15 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Robber's jail term reduced

AN amateurish bank robber won a four-year reduction in his jail term after the Court of Appeal decided a 16-year sentence was too heavy.

Li Shu-chow had been convicted of robbery, attempted robbery and two counts of possessing an imitation firearm while committing an offence.

3 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Police hunt Jockey Club robbers

ROBBERS snatched two cash boxes containing $2 million from two security guards outside a Jockey Club betting centre in Tsuen Wan yesterday.

The robbery occurred just before 3.30 pm at the Tsuen Kam Centre in Castle Peak Road as the Hong Kong Security guards were walking to a waiting van after collecting the money.

31 May 1994 - 12:00am

Upsurge in NT burglaries

ROBBERIES and burglaries have jumped, perhaps by as much as 25 per cent, in the New Territories over the past six weeks, police sources say.

The increase, described yesterday by a senior police officer as a ''correction'', follows a long period of falling crime.

25 May 1994 - 12:00am

Gem robbery

A US businessman was robbed of his briefcase containing diamonds worth $3.6 million by a man who splashed liquid in his eyes outside Worldwide House, Central last night.

24 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

10-year term for robber

A FILM extra who held up a bank with a toy gun has been sentenced to a total of 10 years' jail at the High Court.

The penalty was imposed by Mr Justice Ryan on Law Chi-ming, 26, after a jury unanimously found him guilty on one count each of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

17 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Must consider implications

ON the evening of December 11, I watched an RTHK-made police programme, that discussed burglary prevention at factories. It was mentioned that one way to prevent break-ins was to instal secure locks to doors and metal bars to windows. While this is an effective form of crime prevention, it is important to consider the implications.

16 Dec 1993 - 12:00am