Police are hunting for an axe-wielding man who robbed a 7-11 convenience store in Sham Shui Po early Tuesday morning, suspecting he is the same person who committed two other similar heists in the past week.
The suspect, who was wearing a mask and sounded like a local, showed up at a 7-11 store on Boundary Street at about 3 a.m., brandishing a foot-long axe at two female clerks, news website hk01.com reports. He took away about HK$5,800 in cash.
Police officers arrived at the scene soon after receiving a report but failed to find any trace of the robber, who allegedly fled toward Yu Chau Street, except for a mask that he might have left in an alley.
Based on video clips from security cameras, the robber appeared to be in his 30s and wore a black hat and black clothes.
A criminal investigation team from the Mong Kok Police Station is following up on the case. No arrest has been made yet.
His height of about 1.7 meters and his modus operandi fit the description of the person who robbed two other 7-11 stores last week, police said.
At about 2 a.m. last Tuesday, a 7-11 store at Shan King Commercial Centre in Tuen Mun lost about HK$8,000 to an axe-wielding male robber, Apple Daily reported.
Also at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, another 7-11 store on Shun Ning Road in Cheung Sha Wan was robbed of about HK$5,800 by a man with an axe.
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