A robber snatched HK$8,000 (US$1,027) from an 84-year-old man who exposed the money by accident in a public toilet, Commerical Radio reported Wednesday.
But the victim’s bad luck did not end there.
The man, surnamed Yu, fell and injured himself while chasing the robber.
A passerby called police.
Yu was later sent to hospital, where he is in stable condition.
He told police he used a public toilet at the intersection of Yen Chow Street and Un Chau Street in Sham Shui Po on his way to a bank Wednesday morning, Apple Daily reported Thursday.
As he was taking out tissues from his pocket to dry his hands after washing them, the money, in HK$500 and HK$100 notes, was exposed.
A man Yu described as being of South Asian origin saw the banknotes, swiftly grabbed them and fled toward Kiu Kiang Street.
Yu said the money was part of HK$10,000 one of his friends gave him for the coming Lunar New Year.
Police are searching for the robber.
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