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Hong Kong police on hunt for suspect in HK$130,000 snatch theft in Yau Ma Tei

Victim was going up the stairs in building on Saigon Street near junction with Temple Street

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 June, 2018, 1:42pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 June, 2018, 9:33pm

Hong Kong police are conducting a citywide search for a man who snatched a paper bag containing HK$130,000 (US$16,560) from his 23-year-old victim on Thursday.

The incident happened in a residential building on Saigon Street near the junction with Temple Street in Yau Ma Tei at about 8.45am. Police said the male victim, a Hongkonger, was going up the stairs between the fourth and fifth floors.

“The suspect snatched the bag and ran downstairs,” a police spokesman said.

No one was injured in the incident. Officers searched the area, but no arrest was made.