TWO men alleged to have preyed on young women returning home late at night by grabbing them in lifts and robbing them of cash and jewellery, went on trial in the High Court yesterday. A woman was also raped by one defendant, the court was told. Opening the Crown's case, Wong Po-wing said Leung Shi-keung, 31, and Chiu Chong-kit, 27, and others not before the court were alleged to be involved in incidents in the Chuk Yuen North Estate area of Kowloon. Leung has denied three counts of robbery and one of rape, and Chiu pleaded not guilty to two counts of robbery. The offences were allegedly committed between August 1992 and last January. The court heard in each case the women were returning to their homes in the early hours of the morning when they were grabbed round the neck in a lift by a man. They were then dragged onto a staircase and robbed. In the alleged rape case, Mr Wong said the woman saw three men drinking beer near the lift lobby on January 9 last year. Two followed her into the lift and after they had robbed her one, alleged to be Leung, had raped her. Police later found Leung's fingerprint on one of the beer bottles left in the lobby and forensic evidence would show that his bodily fluids match those found on the victim and her clothing, the court heard. The hearing continues today before Mr Justice Bewley and a jury.