A Hong Kong woman who lost her handbag and about HK$15,000 (US$1,925) worth of valuables to a robber had her home burgled less than a month later — by the same thief.
It turns out the woman had the key to her flat in the bag and some receipts showing her Kai Ching Estate address in Kowloon Bay, Metro Daily reports, citing police investigators.
The suspect came away with an unspecified amount of stolen goods.
He was later arrested in Choi Hung Estate after he was identified from a surveillance video.
The 45-year-old woman, surnamed Wong, said she was held up by a man in the junction of Shing Kai Road and Muk Hung Street in Kowloon Bay at 1 a.m. on Feb 4.
The suspect took her handbag, a HK$9,000 smartphone and some cash.
Wong said she suffered minor injuries after she was pushed to the ground.
On Monday, she called the police to report a burglary in her flat.
Investigators found no signs of forcible entry and went on to connect the dots after hearing Wong’s story.
They confirmed the suspect’s identity from the video evidence.
A search of the suspect’s home yielded some stolen goods and an imitation gun.
Police are investigating if the suspect has been involved in other crimes.
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