Date
19 August 2017
The victim (inset) was sent to hospital after the attack outside iSquare in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photos: Google Maps, tvb.com
The victim (inset) was sent to hospital after the attack outside iSquare in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photos: Google Maps, tvb.com

Canadian foreign exchange shop owner wounded in robbery

A 61-year-old Canadian man is in critical condition after he was attacked with knives by three to four masked men on Saturday night in Tsim Sha Tsui.

The victim, named Sam, is the owner of a foreign exchange shop in Chungking Mansions, news website hk01.com reports.

According to Apple Daily, he also runs foreign exchange shops in Jordan and Central.

The victim was leaving the building with his Filipino wife at around 11 p.m. on Saturday when the suspects pushed his wife to one side and attacked him on the pedestrian walk near iSquare.

Sam suffered knife injuries to his head, right thigh and back. The attack lasted several seconds.

The gang robbed Sam of his backpack, reportedly containing HK$400,000 cash and a luxury watch, and fled towards Chunking Mansions where they boarded a car. 

Sources said the watch in Sam’s backpack was a Cartier worth over HK$1 million.

Sam was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. No one has been arrested.

Investigators described the suspects as Southeast Asian. They were wearing baseball caps and masks during the attack.

Police later found an abandoned car in Tsing Lung Tau in Tsuen Wan and recovered three knives in the trunk.

Reports said CCTV footage of the crime is now in the possession of investigators.

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