Date
26 July 2017
Police seized items recovered from the suspects, but were not able to find the victim's necklace and cash. Photos: Wikipedia, hk01.com
Police seized items recovered from the suspects, but were not able to find the victim's necklace and cash. Photos: Wikipedia, hk01.com

Five South Asian men arrested in Chungking Mansions robbery

Police arrested five men of South Asian origin who were suspected of robbing an Indian tourist in Tsim Sha Tsui early Tuesday morning, news website hk01.com reports.

The victim, 33, was assaulted by the suspects with knives as he walked out of Chungking Mansions on Nathan Road, according to crime unit investigators at the Yam Tsim Mong district police station.

The robbers took his necklace worth about HK$158,000 (US$20,370) and HK$7,800 in cash.

The victim refused to be sent to hospital for minor injuries on his finger and back.

The suspects, aged between 20 and 30, were arrested inside a flat in Tsim Sha Tsui in the afternoon.

Those arrested were reportedly seeking asylum in Hong Kong as they were found to be holding temporary ID certificates.

The necklace and cash were not recovered.

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