Tanzanian national arrested for alleged robbery in Mong Kok

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1st March 2024 – (Hong Kong) In the early hours of last Sunday, a 28-year-old local man reported an encounter on Fa Yuen Street near the Ho King Commercial Centre in Mong Kok, which led to a police investigation and subsequent arrest.

The victim, while traversing the bustling district, was confronted by a foreign man wielding what appeared to be a screwdriver. The assailant, who communicated in Cantonese with the word “robbery,” coerced the local man into surrendering his wallet. The wallet contained approximately 680 Hong Kong dollars, personal identification documents, and five bank cards. Following the successful theft, the culprit fled the scene. Thankfully, the victim was unharmed and promptly reported the incident to the authorities.

Law enforcement officers swiftly initiated an investigative operation that led to the identification of a suspect. On the 29th of February, a 31-year-old Tanzanian man was apprehended in the Tsim Sha Tsui district on suspicion of robbery. The suspect, who is currently unemployed, has been detained for further inquiries regarding the incident.