A surge in robberies and snatch thefts in recent months has been blamed by the force on anti-government protests exhausting police resources. Photo: Warton Li

Police hunt for pair who posed as plain-clothes officers to stop and search elderly victim in Hong Kong, robbing him of HK$210,000

  • Incident occurred on New Year’s Day, with suspects stopping man, 63, on street and demanding to see his ID card
  • Surge in robberies and snatch thefts in recent months blamed on police resources being exhausted by anti-government protests
Topic |   Crime
A surge in robberies and snatch thefts in recent months has been blamed by the force on anti-government protests exhausting police resources. Photo: Warton Li
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