A 37-year-old unemployed man pretended to be a passenger and was suspected of robbing taxi drivers in the past two days.
He got on the bus at Tsui Ping Village, Kwun Tong twice, and showed his appearance as a thief when he arrived at Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok. In one case, he robbed the driver of 400 yuan.
The suspect was quickly arrested by the police after investigation.
Mong Kok District Criminal Investigation Team Inspector Yuen Pak-ying.
(Photo by Weng Yuhui)
Inspector Yuan Baiying of the ninth team of the Criminal Investigation Team of the Mong Kok Police District explained the case today (17th) and stated that a taxi driver reported to the police on Sunday (15th) that he picked up a taxi driver at Tsui Ping Village, Kwun Tong at 8:00 a.m. A man went to Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok. When he arrived, the other party showed a knife and robbed 400 yuan before fleeing.
As of 5:20 a.m. yesterday, a similar taxi robbery occurred on Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok. The thief also got on the bus at Tsui Ping Village and robbed Fa Yuen Street. However, the 68-year-old female taxi driver called for help, and the robber was defeated. run away.
After receiving the report, the police launched an investigation. Yesterday, a 37-year-old man surnamed Cheng was arrested in Kwun Tong District on suspicion of robbery, attempted robbery and failure to produce identity documents.
The suspect reported that he was unemployed, and police believe he committed the crime alone with no accomplices.
He is still detained at the police station for investigation.
Yuan Baiying said that robbery is a serious crime, and once convicted, the maximum penalty is life imprisonment.
One of the robberies happened on Sunday (15th) at about 8:00 am. A taxi picked up a man at the roundabout of Tsui Ping South Village in Kwun Tong to Mong Kok.
When the car arrived at the junction of Fa Yuen Street and Kuaifu Street, the male passenger showed a thief's face and pointed a 13cm long knife to scare the 72-year-old male driver surnamed Zhuo, forcing him to hand over his belongings, and finally robbed him of 400 yuan in cash , get off the car and flee in the direction of Mong Kok Road.
The driver was not injured and called the police after the thief left.
The driver said that he had been robbed once about 20 years ago, and lamented that the insurance company would not compensate for the loss of the robbery.
Mong Kok knife thief robs taxi driver of 400 yuan in cash