Date
20 July 2018
The money in new HK$100 bills was dropped near the Crocodile Center in Hoi Yuen Road in Kwun Tong. It was returned to its owner. Photos: Google Maps, Bloomberg
The money in new HK$100 bills was dropped near the Crocodile Center in Hoi Yuen Road in Kwun Tong. It was returned to its owner. Photos: Google Maps, Bloomberg

Woman praised for guarding stack of bills lost on street

A woman is being praised for her integrity after she stayed with a stack of bills lost by its owner until the police came.

The incident took place about noon on Thursday when the woman, named Angela, found a stack of HK$100 bills on the pavement near Crocodile Center in Hoi Yuen Road in Kwun Tong, Apple Daily reports.

Instead of picking up the money and pocketing it, Angela called the police immediately.

She stood guard over the money, knowing it would take the police a while to arrive.

“Dont touch it,” she warned those who tried to pick it up.

Policemen later arrived and took the money to the police station.

According to the police, a man reported that he had lost a stack of HK$100 bills totaling HK$10,000. The money was returned to him after he was confirmed to be the owner.

Angela said she was taught to be an honest person by her grandmother and that she could not be happier about helping others.

Meanwhile, police warned about a gang that has been targerting elderly people who withdraw money from the bank in advance of the Lunar New Year holidays.

A 79-year-old woman, surnamed Ng, told police she was robbed of HK$3,000 soon after she withdrew the money from a bank in Sha Kok Shopping Center in Sha Tin on Friday morning, according to Headline Daily.

The gangsters approached her and pretended to have lost some money and took advantage of her weakness to search her belongings.

It was the second case of its kind since a man in his seventies was robbed of HK$70,000 by a gang after he withdrew the money from a bank in Kwai Chung.

The robber was subdued by passers-by and the money was returned to its ower intact.

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