A court has jailed a family of three for stealing HK$1,500 worth of supermarket goods in October and trying to flee. Between them, the trio had racked up 33 previous convictions for various offences. Hui Siu-loi, 51, was sentenced to 12 months' jail on one charge of theft and one of furious driving in Tuen Mun Court yesterday. His wife, Wong Hau-wan, 54, and son, Hui Ka-chun, 36, were each given five months for theft. Deputy Magistrate Amy Chan Wai-mun said each member of the family played a different role but they acted in concert to commit the same crime. The wife and son were less involved, but committed crimes nonetheless, she said. She also noted that when the elder Hui tried to escape in his car, he drove over the foot of the policeman searching for the three. The trio bowed their heads and relatives in the courtroom wept as Ms Chan handed down the sentences. Outside the courtroom, the relatives said the sentences were too severe. The three stole four cans of milk powder, 19 packets of medicine and five bottles of shampoo worth HK$1,564 from a Wellcome supermarket in Tin Tsz Estate, Tin Shui Wai, on October 4. The court heard that a store manager was watching a closed-circuit television monitor in a control room as the mother and son placed goods into a cart the elder Hui was pushing along supermarket aisles. The manager later saw them put the items into bags and leave the store without paying, the court heard earlier. He then pursued them and met a policeman outside who joined the chase. They found the three and stopped them to check their bags at the Tin Tsz Estate bus station. The three fled, but the son was caught while his parents reached their car, parked nearby. The elder Hui drove the car towards the policeman and over his foot. The officer sustained bruises and scratches to his knees, foot and hands. The three were convicted of all three charges on Christmas Eve. The elder Hui had 21 previous convictions, including 10 for theft, while his wife had six previous convictions, three of which were for theft. Ms Chan yesterday said their son had six previous convictions but she did not indicate how many, if any, were for theft.