Jail for ‘inept’ British thieves who lost Chinese artefacts

Two thieves who stole Chinese artefacts worth millions of pounds from a British museum and promptly lost them were handed lengthy jail sentences on Friday.

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Thieves steal phone from actor Ha Yu's Sai Kung home

Thieves broke into former TVB actor Ha Yu's home in Sai Kung on Monday morning and escaped with just a mobile phone after Ha's son fought with one of them.

Two men, in their 20s, got into Ha's three-storey house in Ho Chung New Village about 4.30am and the noise woke his son, 23.

5 Feb 2013 - 5:52am

Thefts, deception cases on the rise in Central

Crime rose 13.5 per cent in the Central district in the first seven months of this year, compared with an overall increase of 1.7 per cent citywide, police revealed yesterday. Commissioner of Police Tang King-shing said 1,606 crimes were reported in Central, with thefts and deceptions pushing up the figure, while 47,000 crime reports were received in total.

7 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Cheat's sentence cut by six months

The 30-month sentence of a man who cheated investors out of more than HK$1.26 million has been cut by six months. Au Wing-kun, 53, pleaded guilty in the District Court to four fraud counts and one of theft after taking money from four people and spending it.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Question 1

A bad argument

Pete is having an argument with his mum. Mum is very angry. Circle the box that shows what caused the argument.







Question 2

Will you come to Canada?

22 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Hit and run: sobhraj's deadly reputation

Sobhraj's alleged victims:

Thailand, 1975: Californian Jennifer Bolliver's body was washed ashore at Pattaya. A postmortem examination showed she had been forcibly drowned.

French tourist Charmayne Carrou was also found dead. She had been strangled until her neck broke.

28 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Thief, 76, up to old tricks

A 76-year-old thief was handed a 28-month sentence by the District Court for his 25th burglary-related offence in a 41-year criminal career. Hui Kwong-ming admitted robbing a flat in Hunghom on May 4.

7 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Seven face court on coffin-theft claims

Seven Urban Services Department staff have been charged with stealing from coffins at Cape Collinson Crematorium covering a period of 23 years.

26 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Theft alleged

Three men will appear in North Kowloon Court today jointly charged with the theft of $11,000 from a man in Shamshuipo.

24 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Tiffany's sues after theft of rings

A SALES assistant convicted of stealing nine diamond rings from Tiffany and Co is being sued for more than $212,000.

Ko Pui-wa was employed by the jewellers at a shop in Pacific Place and is said to have stolen the rings, sold them, and then pocketed the proceeds in 1998 and 1999, according to a High Court writ.

11 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Fan jailed for violence, theft

A Paris court yesterday sent a French fan to jail and banned him and another man from matches for three years after World Cup violence in the French capital.

The 42-year-old was sentenced to two weeks' jail and given the match ban for violence and stealing a ticket. The other match ban was given to a 21-year-old French fan caught with a knife.

13 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Theft 'a reward'

Housewife To Lee-fong, 36, admitted stealing a dress to reward her daughter for doing well at school and being a good sister, Eastern Court heard. She admitted stealing three dresses and a singlet worth $660 from Marks & Spencer in Times Square. The case was adjourned for sentencing on April 28.

16 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Youth arrested for $4,000 theft

A 17-year-old youth was arrested for stealing $4,000 worth of property from five private vehicles in Yuen Long yesterday. Police apprehended the youth after a chase on foot at about 6 am and found the property in his possession.

29 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Sobhraj fiancee sentenced

Internationally wanted criminal Charles Sobhraj will have to postpone marrying his German fiancee after a judge jailed her for 15 years for smuggling narcotics.

Jacqueline Kuster, 34, was convicted of trying to smuggle out 56 kilograms of hashish from New Delhi airport in December 1994.

6 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Hi-fi theft

BURGLARS bashed a hole in the wall of a Mongkok hi-fi shop and escaped with $500,000 worth of goods.

14 Mar 1995 - 12:00am