Date
28 May 2017
A netizen posted online a receipt (inset) for a donation to the family of 7-Eleven storekeeper Paul Cheng. Photos: Google Maps, Facebook/Peter Lai
A netizen posted online a receipt (inset) for a donation to the family of 7-Eleven storekeeper Paul Cheng. Photos: Google Maps, Facebook/Peter Lai

7-Eleven collecting donations for family of murdered storekeeper

Starting Wednesday, all 7-Eleven outlets in Hong Kong are accepting donations from people who would like to lend support to the family of Paul Cheng (鄭嘉沛), 38, a storekeeper who was stabbed to death by a thief, RTHK reports.

7-Eleven Hong Kong said each donor will receive a receipt. The firm guaranteed that all the money donated by the public will go to Cheng’s family.

Meanwhile, it said it had issued emergency relief funds for immediate assistance to the family.

The storekeeper, father of a months-old baby, died a week after he was stabbed in his chest March 8 by a customer in an argument over a bag of potato chips that had not been paid for.

Cheng and his wife began operating the franchised convenience store in Yau Ma Tei two years ago.

7-Eleven Hong Kong said it will arrange private memorials, including organizing donation boxes and the signing of condolence books, for staff and franchisees, as well as continue to provide timely support to Cheng’s family.

7-Eleven stabbing victim dies, case reclassified to murder (March 15, 2016)

Vietnamese Canadian held in 7-Eleven stabbing (March 10, 2016)

7-Eleven storekeeper stabbed over potato chips (March 9, 2016)

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