Thai restaurant in Kowloon City targeted in alleged extortion attempt, subjected to two black paint splashes in a single day


4th December 2023 – (Hong Kong) At around 2.30am today, the police received a report that a Thai restaurant located at Ground Floor, 60-62 Nga Tsin Wai Road, Kam Fai Mansion, Kowloon City had been targeted in an attack involving the pouring of oil. Upon arrival, the authorities launched an investigation and discovered that the establishment’s signboard had been drenched in black paint. As of now, no arrests have been made, and the case is being treated as a criminal act of vandalism. It has been revealed that the restaurant, which has been in operation for nine years, recently became the target of an extortion attempt, with the perpetrators demanding a sum of one million Hong Kong dollars. Despite the threats, the restaurant owner, Mr. So, chose not to comply with the demands.

Yesterday, during lunchtime on the 3rd, the restaurant was unexpectedly targeted again, this time with paint being poured onto the premises while it was open for business. The paint splattered inside, reaching some of the patrons, fortunately causing no injuries. Then, in the early hours of today, after the restaurant had closed for the day, it was once again subjected to another incident of paint pouring. Mr. So, the owner, stated that he does not owe any debts, raising questions as to the motive behind these attacks.