A mainlander holding a two-way travel permit was arrested Sunday in Hong Kong in connection with a burglary at a local food joint, Apple Daily reported.
The suspect is believed to have ransacked a noodles shop in Tai Po recently and stolen nearly HK$230,000 in cash.
According to the report, the man had worked as a waiter in that outlet earlier after securing a job with the help of a fake ID card.
He is said to have quit the job after becoming familiar with the facilities.
Police officers arrested the man at a flat in Sheung Shui and found HK$140,000 in cash and some burglary tools.
Police sources were quoted as saying that they identified the suspect from CCTV footage at the noodles shop.
The footage shows two men, including the suspect, break into the shop and take out money from a cash box.
Authorities are now looking for the accomplice.
In the suspect’s flat, officers are said to have found two women with forged Hong Kong ID cards.
The women, both mainlanders, are suspected to have violated their conditions of stay after arriving in Hong Kong.
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