Mainlander steals phone left in cab: police

2024-06-26 03:32
BY William Chan

A man from the mainland has been arrested for stealing a smartphone left in a taxi, Public Security Police (PSP) spokesman Lam Keong said at a regular press conference yesterday.

Lei said that the suspect surnamed Huo is in his thirties. 

According to Lam, the mainland victim forgot her phone, worth 2,200 patacas, when she got out of a taxi on May 6. After failing to retrieve the phone herself and suspecting that it had been stolen, she reported the case to the police. 

Police officers scrutinised their citywide CCTV surveillance system and identified a passenger, Huo, who they assumed to have picked up the phone later that day from the cab. He was arrested near the Hengqin checkpoint on Saturday.

Under questioning, he admitted to stealing the phone. 

The suspect has been transferred to the Public Prosecutions Office (MP), facing a theft-by-finding charge, Lam said. 

This undated photo provided by the Public Security Police (PSP) yesterday shows PSP officers escorting the mainland theft-by-finding suspect to a police station in Taipa.


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