6th December 2022 – (Hong Kong) In 2018, a robbery occurred in Tsim Sha Tsui. Several South Asian and local men assaulted two employees of a trading company with glass bottles when they went to a money changer to exchange HK$10 million in cash. The cash was snatched, but the lost money has not been recovered so far. The police subsequently arrested many people, and 9 of them were charged with robbery. Among them, 2 Pakistani men and 1 local youth only admitted to assault, but they did not know that the incident involved robbery. Three people were not convicted of robbery after trial last year but were convicted with the alternate charge of common assault. They were sentenced to 1 year in prison by the judge.
The remaining 6 people pleaded guilty to robbery earlier and were sentenced in the Court of First Instance of the High Court today (6th). Except for 1 person who only participated in the attack and did not participate in the robbery and was sentenced to 1 year in prison, the other 5 people who participated in the robbery were sentenced to 6 years and 8 months to 8 years in prison.