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Crime in Hong Kong

Gang of robbers sought for taking man’s rucksack holding 1 million yuan at Hong Kong cross-border bus terminal

Victim called police saying he had been involved in a scuffle with several men who fled in a getaway car before officers arrived

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 May, 2018, 6:13pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 May, 2018, 6:13pm

Police were searching for a gang of robbers who snatched a rucksack containing about 1 million yuan (US$157,000) from a man at a cross-border bus terminal in northern Hong Kong on Thursday.

The hold-up happened at the Yellow Bus service terminal in the San Tin section of Castle Peak Road in Lok Ma Chau, just before 3.30pm, police said.

“The victim called police saying he had been involved in a scuffle with several [male] robbers who snatched his rucksack carrying about one million yuan,” a police spokesman said.

Initial information showed the robbers had fled in a getaway car before officers arrived, the spokesman added. Police were looking for four men in connection with the case.

The victim suffered minor hand injuries. He was bandaged at the scene and did not require hospital treatment.

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Officers scouted the area, but no one was arrested.

Detectives from the Border police district were handling the case.

Yellow Bus runs the shuttle service between Huanggang in Shenzhen, in Guangdong province, and San Tin and Lok Ma Chau control point on the Hong Kong side of the border.

According to official statistics, police handled 163 reports of robbery across the city last year, down 37.3 per cent compared with the figure in 2016.