A kindergarten in Tsuen Wan in the New Territories issued a warning on Wednesday after an incident when a woman tried to lure a child away with candy near the train station.
On Tuesday afternoon, an Indonesian domestic worker picked up a 5-year-old boy and his 3-year-old sister from Luk Yeung Kindergarten in Luk Yeung Galleria and walked to Exit C of Tsuen Wan MTR Station, news website HK01.com reported.
A woman allegedly approached the boy and asked: “Do you want a candy?” According to the school notice, the domestic worker was observant and immediately took the two children away, but the woman screamed out loud.
After returning home, the worker reported the incident to her employers. The mother decided to report the case to police. The school reminded parents and guardians to be extremely vigilant with their children and keep the children in the sight at all time, Headline Daily reported. After an initial investigation, police believe the incident happened due to a misunderstanding of language. As the spot was packed with pedestrians, police believe the chance of an abduction attempt was low, the Sing Tao Daily reported.