Date
20 July 2017
The victim was attacked outside his foreign exchange shop (left), after which he sought help from an appliance store next door. Photo: Now TV
The victim was attacked outside his foreign exchange shop (left), after which he sought help from an appliance store next door. Photo: Now TV

Police hunting down two South Asian men for knife attack

Police are looking for two men of South Asian ethnicity who were caught on security cameras attacking the owner of a foreign exchange shop in Tai Kok Tsui on Tuesday night, robbing him of HK$350,000 in cash, Apple Daily reports.

The 42-year-old victim, now in serious condition, was attacked by the two men, both estimated to be about 30 years old and 1.7 meters in height, at 7:58 p.m. on Tuesday outside his shop at 55 Tai Kok Tsui Road.

As seen in video clips from CCTV cameras of shops nearby, the two men used knives to attack the shop owner, surnamed Cheung, as he was closing the roller gate of the shop.

The duo then grabbed his backpack, which contained HK$350,000 in cash, and fled the scene.

Police officers conducted an investigation at the crime scene on Wednesday afternoon and gathered the CCTV videos from shops in the vicinity, Headline Daily reported.

One of the knifemen attacked Cheung on his legs, apparently trying to prevent him from chasing them, while the second suspect targeted his backpack.

The pair took no more than five seconds in completing the robbery.

Hong Kong Money Service Operators Association chairman Tse Tin-nang said small money exchange shops should use a safe to keep their cash and avoid transferring money on a fixed schedule.

Tse also called on shop owners to install more CCTV cameras to enhance their security.

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