Police have advised people returning home from work late at night to be extra careful with their personal safety following two disturbing incidents this week of women being tasered and robbed.
In the latest case, a 40-year-old woman who works as a bar singer was attacked with a stun gun and robbed in the early hours of Thursday.
The woman, surnamed Au, told the police that the incident took place at a parking lot on Kam Sheung Road in Pat Heung, Yuen Long district.
As she was walking to her car, Au saw a man approach her suddenly before she felt an electric shock on the back of her neck, Apple Daily reports.
According to Au, the taser gun did not render her unconscious but she still pretended to faint as she feared for her life.
She was hoping that the man, seeing her lie still on the ground, would take pity and refrain from any further harm.
But the robber, according to her, did not stop and continued to taser her four times before he fled with her handbag.
Au claimed that the bag, apart from some cash, contained a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone that was worth about HK$3,000.
She reported the attack and robbery to the police after she saw the assailant flee in a white seven-seater van.
While she did not see the face of the man, she noted down the plate number of the car and gave it to the crime unit of Yuen long Police District to follow up on the matter.
Initial checks on footage of security cameras near the parking lot revealed that the robber was of average build and that he was wearing a mask and glasses, according to Sing Tao Daily.
The police believe it is the second crime of its kind committed by the robber and his gang this week.
Earlier, a 44-year-old woman was tasered and robbed at about 4 am on Tuesday in Mong Kok.
In the incident that took place on Bute Street, the victim was relieved of her handbag that contained HK$4,000 in cash and an iPhone 6S.
The victim told the police that the robber used a white seven-seater van to get away, just like in the latest incident on Thursday.
- Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org