Police have arrested three more suspects for the 450-million-yen (US$4.1 million) heist on February 9 in Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui.
This brings the number of suspects arrested to six. They are accused of being part of a gang that grabbed two cases full of cash from employees of a currency exchange in Chungking Mansions.
In the early hours on Wednesday, police arrested a Nepalese man, aged 26, and an Indian man, aged 29, when they intercepted a vehicle at a roadblock in Sham Shui Po, Sing Pao reported.
A 38-year-old Pakistani man was arrested later in Kei Ching Estate.
The three men had all obtained local identity cards and said they knew each other through some nightclubs in Lan Kwai Fong in Central, Oriental Daily reported.
On February 9, a gang of eight people attacked a group of five Indian employees from a currency exchange in Chungking Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui while the employees were carrying two suitcases with 450 million Japanese yen to a bank.
The gang wielded knives and snatched the suitcases with the cash. Five suspects ran away in different directions but three who escaped in a vehicle were later arrested. Police managed to get back the money.
Police are still hunting for the remaining two suspects.