A suspected serial robber who has preyed on expatriate women on The Peak over the past three months has been arrested. The mainland visitor, aged 40, is being linked to at least four robberies since March 6, according to police sources. The man is understood to have been positively identified after two alleged victims flew to Hong Kong from Australia and Japan to attend an identity parade on Tuesday. The suspect, a two-way permit holder, returned to Hong Kong on June 19. He was apprehended the next day as he was following an expatriate woman in Lugard Road. He appeared in Eastern Court on June 21 and was charged with loitering. No plea was taken and the case was adjourned to July 24. He was remanded in custody and robbery charges are expected to be laid in the coming days. The robberies occurred on March 6, April 27, May 10 and June 1. 'The modus operandi is similar. The thief targeted expatriate women and snatched their handbags from behind before he escaped into Pokfulam Country Park,' the source said. 'Our investigation is still continuing. We will seek advice from the Department of Justice.' The investigation revealed the suspect had come to Hong Kong on various occasions this year. The victim of the May robbery was Karin Svensson, 63. She was attacked and pushed down a hill while walking in Lugard Road. Ms Svensson was robbed of her handbag containing $1,200, a mobile phone and bank cards. On June 1, a 30-year-old New Zealander lost her handbag containing $2,000, a camera and two bank cards when she was attacked on Pokfulam Reservoir Road. The two other victims were involved in similar incidents.