Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps
Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps

Police arrested three teenagers on Saturday as suspects in a robbery in Kowloon’s Yau Ma Tei area in which a man was relieved of HK$360,000 (US$46,000) in cash earlier in the week.

Police investigated surveillance-camera footage and arrested the three suspects, aged 15, 18 and 19, in Yau Ma Tei and Tsuen Wan in the New Territories, Oriental Daily reported.

It was understood that the three arrestees, all of Nepalese origin but holders of Hong Kong identity cards, were not students or employed.

In the early hours on Thursday, a gang of six men allegedly robbed a mainland Chinese man of HK$360,000 after he withdrew the cash from an automated teller machine in Yau Ma Tei by using more than 40 bank cards.

Police are investigating the backgrounds of the three arrested teenagers and hunting the other three in the gang.

Police said they had not ruled out the possibility that the young people were controlled by a South Asian crime syndicate behind the scenes.

Read: Man robbed of HK$360,000 in cash by gang of six