Man stabs, robs woman of HK$183,000 in currency deal: police

2020-11-19 02:47     Comment:0

A mainlander was arrested yesterday for stabbing and robbing a woman of HK$183,000 (188,600 patacas) in a hotel guestroom in Rua de Cantão in Zape yesterday, according to a statement from the Judiciary Police (PJ) yesterday.

The suspect is a man in his thirties surnamed Chu who holds an expired Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau (informally known as a “two-way permit”).

According to the statement, when a mainland woman was engaged in a currency exchange deal with a “guest” in a guestroom in Hotel Fortuna yesterday afternoon, a man stabbed her in left thigh with a fruit knife and robbed her of more than HK$180,000 in cash, after which he left the scene. The woman was rushed to the public Conde de S. Januário Hospital Centre for treatment.

According to local Chinese-language media reports, the victim is a 37-year-old woman from the mainland who holds a “two-way permit”. She sustained a stab wound in her left thigh and was reported to be in a stable condition.

The PJ statement noted that the Judiciary Police attach great importance to the case and dispatched more than 20 PJ officers to follow-up. PJ officers arrested Chu in central Taipa yesterday evening and found the HK$183,000 on him. 

A Judiciary Police (PJ) vehicle is parked in front of Hotel Fortuna yesterday afternoon while PJ officers are investigating a robbery-cum-stabbing case at the hotel. Photo: Iong Tat Choi

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