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Careless robber arrested after dropping wallet in crime scene

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Just hours after the robbery in Mong Kok, police arrested the suspect at his flat in Kwun Tong, where some of the cash and other items in the victim's handbag were recovered. Photos: Google Maps, Now News a0502a.gif

Haste makes waste, which caused a criminal to get caught. Police arrested a 19-year-old man a few hours after he robbed a woman in Mong Kok, thanks to a wallet that fell out of his pocket as he fled. The 37-year-old victim, surnamed Wong, was walking along Tai Nan Street at around 3 am on Thursday when a man suddenly grabbed her handbag and fled, news website hk01.com reports.

After failing to catch the robber, Wong borrowed a mobile phone from a passerby to call the police. She said her handbag contained HK$7,000 and 500 yuan in cash, jewelry worth HK$33,000, several credit cards, a mobile phone, and her identification card. As police officers were searching for the robber a pedestrian on the same street found a wallet on the ground and turned it over to them. Suspecting that the robber they were looking had dropped the wallet as he was fleeing police used the ID card and driver’s license in it to find and arrest him in his flat in Kwun Tong at 7.50 a.m.

Some of the items in the victim’s handbag were recovered in the suspect’s flat. Investigation revealed the man, who claimed to be a porter, had no criminal record. Police believe the suspect was not a gang member but acted alone. The case was handed over to the crime unit of Mong Kok Police District for follow-up.

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Robber's careless actions at the crime scene became his undoing and downfall after he fled with the woman's handbag.  

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the robber is unlucky that he drop the wallet. he deserve to be arrested for stealing wallets from others.

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