jobless man gets two years for stock scam A jobless man yesterday was jailed for two years for buying stocks from four brokerages using fake bank drafts and cheques. Cheuk Yik-cheung, 34, had pleaded guilty before Judge Julia Livesey in the District Court to four charges of conspiracy to defraud and using a false instrument. The frauds, in May and June 2003, cost the brokers $1 million when they sold the shares at a loss. Officers punched trying to break up brawl Two plain-clothes police officers were punched when they tried to stop a gang attacking revellers in Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, after a dispute in a nightclub in Jaffe Road. The constables, one a woman, and the six attack victims - who had been struck with bottles and glasses - needed hospital treatment. A 22-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault. KCR workers bear the brunt of passenger rage A passenger pushed a Light Rail Transit worker off a station platform in Lam Tei, Tuen Mun, during an argument after being told he could not take an air conditioner on board. The 40-year-old suffered minor cuts and the passenger fled. Separately, a 38-year-old passenger was arrested at Tai Po Market station after he hit a KCR employee with a bag after he was challenged to produce his ticket after he got out of a first-class compartment of an East Rail train. Snatched baby boy to be taken into care A 20-month-old boy snatched from hospital by his mother on Sunday will be taken into care by the Social Welfare Department. Police have given the mother, 37, a warning but decided against charging her over the abduction. The baby was taken unconscious to the Caritas Medical Centre in Cheung Sha Wan on June 22 after being fed methadone. His mother is on police bail. mainland gang hit shops Shamshuipo police are looking for a gang of mainland shoplifters targeting supermarket and pharmacy chains after arresting two men and seizing household goods, confectionary and underwear worth $5,000, believed to have been stolen yesterday from a Wellcome store in Tsuen Wan. Illegal cigarettes seized Marine police seized contraband cigarettes worth $1.1 million from two motorised sampans that ran aground at Lau Fau Shan. Two suspects got away on foot. armed burglars escape Two axe-wielding burglars escaped with $2,700, a mobile phone and two shirts from a house in Fairview Park, Yuen Long, at 4am. 82 held in II raids Police arrested 82 people in a 15-hour operation against illegal workers and mainland prostitutes in Shamshuipo.