Calls to brother in Hong Kong for money to escape played into hands of investigators A man accused of killing three sex workers on Friday and Saturday was nabbed as he waited in a Macau street on Monday night for his elder brother to bring him money to escape, police have disclosed. Instead of the brother, he found officers waiting for him when he showed up for an arranged 9.30pm meeting to collect the money. Police had learned from the brother that the suspect, a Hong Kong resident of Pakistani origin, had called him 'many times' that day asking for 'tens of thousands of dollars', a police source said. The source also disclosed that the 24-year-old man's fingerprints were found at one of the three New Territories crime scenes where the prostitutes were strangled on Friday and Saturday. He was also seen in two Tai Po buildings where two of the victims were killed on Saturday night. Investigations revealed he had fled to Macau via the ferry terminal in Sheung Wan early on Sunday, police said. 'We discovered he was in Macau because he telephoned his elder brother in Hong Kong many times saying he needed tens of thousand of dollars to escape,' the source said. 'What he did not know was that our officers were with his elder brother.' After the brothers arranged to meet, detectives from New Territories North crime unit sought help from the Macau Judiciary Police through the bureau that handles co-operation between the two forces. The source said the man was caught by Macau officers at the arranged rendezvous but did not say whether the brother was also there. The suspect was escorted back to Hong Kong early yesterday and arrested by Hong Kong police at the ferry terminal in Sheung Wan. Senior Superintendent Steve Li Wing-hong said two mobile phones belonging to two of the prostitutes had been found on the man. The motive behind the killings was unclear and an investigation was continuing. There was no indication the suspect had a history of mental illness and his mental state appeared 'normal'. The suspect, who is unemployed, lived with his wife in Tai Wo Estate, Tai Po. No charge had been laid last night. Police were planning to escort him back to the three crime scenes in Tai Po and Yuen Long today to reconstruct the cases on video. The arrest followed three days of terror in which four prostitutes were found dead in Tai Po, Yuen Long and North Point. The source said the arrested man was suspected of involvement in the first three. The naked body of Sze Ming-lan, 35, was found in her Yuen Long flat on Saturday. Police believe she was strangled on Friday night. Another prostitute identified only as Suen, 30, was attacked in her Wai Yan Street flat in Tai Po between 9pm and 9.30pm on Saturday. Tse Hau-yuen, 35, was strangled in her Kwong Fuk Road flat in Tai Po at about 11pm on Saturday. The three one-woman brothels were thoroughly ransacked. Officers from the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau are investigating the death of Tam Siu-fong, 27, whose naked body was found in the toilet of her Electric Road flat in North Point at 2.23pm on Monday.