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Armed robbery

ARMED robbers escaped with cash and valuables worth $100,000 after robbing a Yau Ma Tei trading company yesterday. The men, one carrying a pistol and the other a knife, had forced their way into the company's first floor premises in Kam Fei Building on Waterloo Road.

Thursday, 28 October, 1993, 12:00am

Woman victim of highway robbery

HIGHWAY robbery 1993-style has arrived in Britain with an assault and theft of GBP70,000 (HK$819,000) of jewels from a woman held up on the country's busiest motorway.

Mina Mullins, 41, was driving her Mercedes 500SL sports car down a slip road off the M25 London orbital motorway when her vehicle was rammed from behind.

19 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Warning on misuse of bank cards

ROBBERS who steal bank cards so they can withdraw money from their victim's accounts are liable to get stiffer penalties, the Court of Appeal warned yesterday.

Mr Justice Bokhary said the offence was becoming more prevalent and robbers should be warned that taking such cards would attract additional punishment.

16 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Robbery case

A HOUSEWIFE who is alleged to have raided a Tai Po jewellery shop on Sunday will appear at Fanling Court today after being charged with robbery. The 26-year-old woman is said to have taken $800,000 worth of gold ornaments.

22 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Burglaries on the rise

SIMPLE security measures could have prevented burglary losses of up to $400 million in the first half of this year, police said yesterday. A total of 6,936 burglaries were reported in that period, representing an increase of 3.6 per cent compared with the same period last year.

19 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Solicitor tied up in robbery

A 32-YEAR-OLD woman solicitor was robbed, stripped to her underwear and tied and gagged by a robber armed with a knife in Pokfulam yesterday.

The man pushed her into an elevator room in a building in Lower Baguio Villa after forcing her to disclose her ETC card number. He robbed her of $1,000 in cash.

8 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Conviction for robbery overturned

A CONVICTION for robbery was overturned in the Court of Appeal yesterday.

The mere presence of Wong Ming-tak at the scene was not conclusive evidence that he had agreed to participate in the holdup, the court held.

25 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Suspect denies aiding robbers

A GANG of robbers was directed to an ''easy target'' by a 61-year-old man, the High Court heard yesterday.

Graeme Mackay, prosecuting, said the holdup took place in an antique watch shop in Wellington Street, Central, on July 11, 1991.

Wan King-leung, also known as Wan Man, denies robbery and is being tried by a jury before Mr Justice Leong.

24 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Four held after tunnel car chase

POLICE arrested four robbery suspects following a car chase from Causeway Bay through the Eastern Harbour Crossing to Ngau Tau Kok last night.

Two people were robbed of five credit cards, a Rolex watch and $3,000 in cash by two men armed with knives at about 9 pm.

17 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Police concerned at possible trend as cars used to smash windows

THIEVES used cars to smash shop windows and escape with luxury goods in two robberies before dawn yesterday.

In one of the so-called ram-raids, a man armed with a rifle stood guard outside the shop as the robbers loaded goods into a van.

The first raid occurred just before 2.30 am at the Chanel Boutique on the ground floor of Prince's Building, Central.

29 Jun 1993 - 12:00am