Date
27 July 2017
The Tuen Mun police station is investigating the theft of a police uniform. Its owner could face disciplinary action. Photo: Google Map
The Tuen Mun police station is investigating the theft of a police uniform. Its owner could face disciplinary action. Photo: Google Map

Police sergeant faces probe after losing uniform

A police sergeant who lost his uniform after leaving it in his car is facing an internal investigation.

The 37-year-old officer, surnamed Fong, reported his uniform missing after parking his car in Hong Lai Garden in Tuen Mun on Sunday when he was off-duty, Ming Pao Daily reports.

Fong is attached to the Marine West division.

He said his uniform was inside a bag together with a shirt but police found no trace of it when they came to investigate. 

The incident is being treated as theft. No arrests have been made.

A spokesman said police are looking into the matter from multiple angles but did not elaborate.

An officer who loses his uniform by negligence faces disciplinary action. A new set will be issued if the loss is accidental, according to internal police guidelines.

Policemen are not allowed to wear uniform when off-duty but they can bring it home for cleaning or leave it in the police station.

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