A CLEANER posed as a police officer so as to molest women, the District Court heard yesterday. Chan Tsun-man, 27, pleaded not guilty to indecent assault, impersonating a police officer, theft and resisting arrest. In the early hours of May 29 last year, a Filipino maid was returning to her Wan Chai home when she saw a man skulking in the lobby. 'I was on my way to the 7-Eleven store when I saw him at the bottom of the staircase,' the woman said. 'He had scars on his face, maybe from pimples when he was younger.' She said he introduced himself as a policeman and demanded to see her identity card. After 'checking' her card by calling on his mobile phone, he told the woman he had to take her to the police station because she was suspected of overstaying. Even after examining her passport, the 'officer' said he still wanted to take the domestic helper to the station. Chan told her that he would only let her go 'if she gave him something'. The court was told he then began to grope her breasts. The young domestic worker cried out in terror and burst into tears. The bogus officer was said to have snapped at her to stop crying and demanded her gold jewellery in exchange for her passport and ID card. The young woman then fled and called the police. On August 18, an Indian woman was walking up the stairs of another Wan Chai building when Chan accosted her on the first floor. He flashed a card at her and informed her that he was a policeman, prosecutor Rosaline Leung said. After questioning the woman, he searched her handbag and told her to take off her shoes. Then he pulled up her dress and bra and began caressing her breasts. The court was told the woman broke free and ran home. Chan was captured four days later when the Filipino maid spotted him crossing Stewart Road in Wan Chai. She said she ran to the nearest police station and a group of officers intercepted him. The court was told that Chan struggled violently to evade capture, slightly injuring one of the officers. The trial before Deputy Judge Chain continues.