Police are looking for a four-member gang who attacked three employees of a money exchange shop and carted away HK$10 million in cash in Tsim Sha Tsui on Wednesday.
The robbery took place at about 7:30 p.m. after the employees collected money from another money exchange shop at Far East Mansion on Middle Road, Apple Daily reports.
As they were about to put the suitcase with the money into their seven-seater vehicle, a masked man approached them and smashed a glass bottle on the head of one of the employees, causing him to suffer head and neck injuries.
Then two more men wearing face masks arrived at the scene and joined in assaulting the employees.
The six clashed on the street before the robbers were able to grab the suitcase, along with another suitcase from the seven-seater, jumped into their car driven by another man and fled with the money.
Police officers arrived and searched the vicinity, but found no trace of the suspects.
The injured employee was sent to hospital for treatment.
As a manhunt was launched, police did not rule out the possibility that an insider might have tipped off the robbers about the cash shipment, Apple Daily said.
The robbers included a Chinese man and three men of South Asian ethnicity, police sources said.
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