Four teens plead guilty to armed robbery

The four young men admit robbing their victims of an iPhone 4 and HK$200. Photo: Reuters

Four teenagers armed with bamboo sticks robbed four young women of an iPhone 4 and HK$200 in Tuen Mun last year, but were so afraid afterwards that they discarded the phone before being arrested, a court heard on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 22 January, 2014, 2:17pm

Woman knifed in street as shop raided

A robber chased and stabbed a woman sales assistant in a robbery at a Tung Fong Hung store on Nathan Road.

A manhunt has been launched after a robber chased and stabbed a woman sales assistant as she ran into a busy road screaming for help.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Chinese taking a dimmer view of City of Lights

Chinese taking a dimmer view of City of Lights

Paris is most often the first stop for China's nouveaux riches as many embark on their overseas trip of a lifetime. The city encapsulates all that Europe promises: history, culture, romance and luxury. But each step from the hotel to the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre to the Louis Vuitton store is increasingly fraught, thanks to greater attention from thieves and pickpockets. It is a matter French authorities have to deal with urgently if they want their country to remain an important destination for Chinese tourists.

2 Jun 2013 - 3:59am 1 comment

Robberies of cashed-up Chinese tourists rise steeply in Paris

The first mainland tour group to France in 2004.

A sharp increase in robberies of Chinese tourists in Paris has prompted calls for the French government to step up security and for shoppers to use credit cards instead of carrying large amounts of cash.

30 May 2013 - 9:00am 20 comments

Freed teenager accuses police of racial discrimination after year in detention

Tahir Khan displays his identity cards. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Nineteen-year-old Tahir Khan, who moved to Hong Kong in 2011, accuses the police of racial discrimination for depriving him of his freedom. He was detained for a year on suspicion of robbery and told by a judge he had no case to answer after he was freed.

22 Apr 2013 - 4:52am 5 comments

French robber takes hostages and blasts way out of jail

Police officers invastigate around the destroyed door of the Sequedin prison. Photo: AFP

A robber with links to organised crime blasted his way out of jail with explosives yesterday as he took prison wardens hostage in northern France, officials said.

14 Apr 2013 - 8:09am

Fleeced with the promise of sex

A gang of mainland women are using the promise of sex to trap and rob their victims in Yau Ma Tei, police warn.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:06am

Villagers pillage food from scene of multiple-vehicle collision

Nearby villagers rushed to the scene to  pillage oranges. Photo: Weibo

Apparently unconcerned about people injured in a series of traffic accidents on a highway in Hunan, over a 100 villagers rushed to pillage oranges and potatoes deposited at the scene.

28 Mar 2013 - 1:31pm 3 comments

Swiss woman tourist gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh, India

The Swiss woman is escorted by policewomen for a medical examination at a hospital. Photo: AP

She was on a cycling trip with her husband in impoverished Madhya Pradesh state when up to eight men attacked the couple on Friday night. The woman was sexually assaulted and the couple were robbed.

17 Mar 2013 - 7:08am

Robbery gang ambushed by police in Yau Ma Tei

Five members of a violent gang were caught red-handed trying to rob a businessman in a police ambush in Yau Ma Tei early yesterday.

The suspected asylum seekers - four Indian and one Pakistani men, aged between 20 and 29 - targeted a 54-year-old owner of a Yuen Long recycling plant at Tung On Street at 6.15am.

16 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

City Digest, March 11, 2013

Roadside air pollution levels remained very high at all three monitoring stations yesterday. The air pollution index at Causeway Bay peaked at 160, while readings in Mong Kok and Central reached 137 and 130, respectively.

11 Mar 2013 - 5:18am

China Digest, January 9, 2013

More than 10,000 of the capital's 66,000 taxi drivers refuse to work morning and afternoon rush hours, because profits are severely affected by traffic jams, People's Daily reports, citing its own investigation. 

9 Jan 2013 - 6:10am 1 comment

City Digest, January 7, 2013

A fresh water pipe burst beneath Tin Lok Lane, Wan Chai yesterday.

A fresh water pipe burst beneath Tin Lok Lane, Wan Chai yesterday leaving shops and households without water. 

7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am

Briefs, January 6, 2013

A man suspected of rape was arrested. Photo: Felix Wong

The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health is investigating a confirmed case of severe paediatric influenza A infection affecting a three-year-old boy. 

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

City Digest, December 29, 2012

Exco member named ICAC committee chief

Executive Councillor Chow Chung-kong has been made the chairman of the advisory committee on corruption at the Independent Commission Against Corruption. His term will start on New Year's Day and last for two years.


Jewellery robbery trio hunted by police

29 Dec 2012 - 4:17am