A search is under way for two Mandarin-speaking Chinese men accused of robbing two Hong Kong women on a hiking trail in Sam Fai Tin, Sai Kung, in the New Territories on Monday.
At 5pm, a mother, 53, and her 23-year-old daughter started a hike from Ho Chung in Sai Kung to Wong Nai Tau in Sha Tin, Sing Tao Daily reported on Tuesday. When they walked along Sam Fai Tin, they were intercepted by two masked men, brandishing a meat cleaver.
The robbers, who spoke Mandarin, fled with some jewellery, HK$500 (US$64) in cash and two mobile phones, Ming Pao Daily reported. The two women were not injured and walked along Siu Lek Yuen Road to a police station to report the case.
Police Tactical Unit officers conducted a search in the district, but could not find the suspects. However, they believe that the case may be related to another robbery in Chak On Estate in Shek Kip Mei in Kowloon on Monday.
A 40-year-old man was attacked by two Chinese men who hit him in the head with hard objects after he got off a bus on Nam Cheong Street near Chak On Estate. He lost HK$40,000 in cash and a mobile phone worth HK$5,000, local newspapers reported. The man was sent to the Caritas Medical Centre.