At around 9pm tonight, a woman was caught stealing clothes from a chain store located on Patterson Street, Causeway Bay. After the staff spotted her, she ran towards Great George Street. The sales staff continued to pursue her on foot while shouting ,’ Shoplifting!’ The incident alerted a bystander who called the police.
Two traffic police officers who were patrolling nearby managed to stop her but she was behaving defiantly. She attempted to resist arrest and bit the fingers of the two policemen. The woman was subsequently manhandled and the stolen clothes were found on her body. She was charged for theft and assaulting police officers.
The two police officers were being treated for injuries on their fingers (for real).