Date
22 October 2017
The man dragged the victim to a vacant space under a footbridge outside the MTR station in Kowloon Bay. Photo: Google Maps
The man dragged the victim to a vacant space under a footbridge outside the MTR station in Kowloon Bay. Photo: Google Maps

University student, 22, robbed and raped in Kowloon Bay

A 22-year-old university student was robbed and raped in Kowloon Bay as she was going home from a part-time job in the early hours of Sunday.

The victim was walking alone on a flyover from Exit B of the Kowloon Bay MTR station towards Tak Bo Garden at around 12:30 a.m., when a man wearing glasses approached her and grabbed her iPhone 6s, Apple Daily reports.

The man ran off toward Kwun Tong Road with the woman chasing him and yelling “Robber! Robber!”. However, there were no other pedestrians around.

The woman continued to chase him, not knowing that the man had hidden in a corner and was waiting for her.

When she came close, the man grabbed her, covered her mouth and threatened to hurt her, claiming that he had a knife.

The man then dragged her to a vacant space with a wire fence under the flyover. He tied up her hands with a phone charging cable found in her bag.

The man also took her two bank ATM cards and forced her to tell him the passwords.

Then he raped her. Afterwards, he poured water on her body in an apparent attempt to destroy criminal evidence, and fled.

It was almost 5 a.m. when the victim managed to free herself and return home. She called the police at around 6 a.m.

The police did not make the case public until Monday morning as they had hoped to find the suspect in the vicinity of the crime looking for another target, hk01.com reported.

Sources said CCTV cameras at the MTR station could have captured images of the suspect, who is said to be in his 30s and around 1.67 meters tall.

Police investigators said the case could be a crime of opportunity, meaning there was little premeditation involved.

Police visibility in the area appeared to have risen on Monday, and the vacant space under the flyover had been locked up.

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