The police deployed half a year to smash an African-American pickpocketing syndicate and arrested at least 13 people.
According to the news, in 2019, many thefts against foreigners began to occur in bars and streets in Wanchai District, and the situation was rampant.
In view of this, the police began deployment six months ago. Around the early morning of today (25th), the anti-triad operation team of the Wan Chai Police District, together with the intelligence team, took action and arrested at least 12 women and 1 man.
It is understood that the arrested persons are all of African descent, and the women involved in the case dealt with foreigners in bars and on the street, pickpocketing their credit cards, watches and mobile phones while they were drunk, with a value ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands. .
Due to the rampant situation, some bars have refused entry to suspicious persons in the past six months.
The police are still investigating the case, and it is not ruled out that more people have been arrested.