Anti-riot police on patrol in Central keeping watch on an anti-government protest. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong ‘paying the price’: number of crimes solved hits 10-year low, as police divert resources to protests

  • Harder to nab masked culprits behind protest-related vandalism, arson cases
  • ‘Creeping sense of lawlessness’ may encourage more crime, senior officers say
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-riot police on patrol in Central keeping watch on an anti-government protest. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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The front window of the Fook Tai jewellery store on Castle Peak Road was smashed during Monday’s raid. Photo: May Tse

Second armed robbery in less than 24 hours nets Hong Kong thieves HK$3 million in valuables

  • Two suspects used sledgehammer to break cabinets in Sham Shui Po jewellery store
  • Police investigating if same gang stole HK$2 million of valuables in Sunday raid, and was behind similar robbery in November
Topic |   Crime

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The front window of the Fook Tai jewellery store on Castle Peak Road was smashed during Monday’s raid. Photo: May Tse
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