Yip Kai-foon is transferred from Queen Mary Hospital to Stanley Prison, where he was serving a 36-year sentence. Photo: SCMP picture Yip Kai-foon is transferred from Queen Mary Hospital to Stanley Prison, where he was serving a 36-year sentence. Photo: SCMP picture
Yip Kai-foon is transferred from Queen Mary Hospital to Stanley Prison, where he was serving a 36-year sentence. Photo: SCMP picture

‘King of Thieves’ Yip Kai-foon forced Hong Kong police to change tactics and beef up arms

AK-47-toting gangster was involved in numerous raids on jewellery shops; he was eventually brought down amid rumours that he planned to kidnap Li Ka-shing’s son with ‘Big Spender’ Cheung Tsz-keung

Yip Kai-foon is transferred from Queen Mary Hospital to Stanley Prison, where he was serving a 36-year sentence. Photo: SCMP picture Yip Kai-foon is transferred from Queen Mary Hospital to Stanley Prison, where he was serving a 36-year sentence. Photo: SCMP picture
Yip Kai-foon is transferred from Queen Mary Hospital to Stanley Prison, where he was serving a 36-year sentence. Photo: SCMP picture
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