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Police arrest 7-Eleven axe robber

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The suspect (inset) is led away by the police after his arrest. He confessed to robbing three 7-Eleven stores including this one in Sham Shui Po. Photo: tvb.com

Police officers question witnesses at a 7-11 store on Boundary Street in Sham Shui Po on Monday. Photos: TVB, Baidu

Police have arrested a Vietnamese man on suspicion of robbing three convenience stores with an axe. The robberies occurred on April 18th, 23rd and 25th in Tuen Mun, Sham Shui Po and Mong Kok, respectively. All robberies involved 7-Eleven stores. The Regional Crime Unit of the North New Territories made the arrest after going through CCTV footage and witnesses accounts, news website hk01 reports. Officers picked up the suspect in Tsing Chui Path in Tuen Mun at around 1:30 am on Wednesday. The suspect tried to escape but was subdued.

Police superintendent Li Kwai Wah said officers had a hard time locating the suspect and was said to be a torture claimant because he does not have a permanent address. Li said the suspect confessed to the robberies under police caution and with the help of an interpreter.

The suspect would wait for the store to be empty before brandishing the axe and threatening the cashier in Cantonese for cash, investigators said. The three stores lost a combined HK$20,261. The money has not been recovered. The man said he abandoned the axe in the Tung Chau Street Temporary Market in Sham Shui Po but officers who accompanied him to the scene found nothing.

The suspect entered Hong Kong in 2015 and applied to become a torture claimant, police said.

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On 27/04/2017 at 9:05 PM, eystsui said:

that is good the guy is arrested.. it seems that there are robbery cases in those areas.. the people around that area should be more careful when going outside...

I agree!  If he needed money that badly, he should have looked for employment.

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some people are lazy to look for employment and think robbery might help them when it wont... glad the guy is arrested.

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glad this guy is behind bars where he cant hurt any innocent bystanders. desperate times call for desperate measures i guess. 

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It's a good thing that the police arrested this guy for robbing three convenience stores ... the mysteries still remained unanswered:  where is the ax and where is the stolen money?  

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people are crazy nowadays. they probably have some kind of mental problems. they deserve to be arrested for doing things like that.

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