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Four South Asian men arrested over Shatin ATM heist

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The four South Asian men were suspected of robbing a local man at Lucky Plaza (pictured) in Shatin on Oct. 9. Police found knives at a suspect's flat in Sham Shui Po. Photos: HKEJ/TVB News

Police arrested four South Asian men suspected of robbing a man who was depositing money at an automated teller machine in Shatin last month, hk01.com reports. The suspects – two Pakistanis, aged 33 and 37 and two Indians aged 23 and 27 were arrested in Sham Shui Po, Yau Ma Tei, Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai, respectively on Wednesday.

They were apparently seeking asylum in Hong Kong as they were found holding recognizance forms on the basis of torture claims.

Chief Inspector Jacky Sheung Chun-kit, of the Shatin Police District’s criminal investigation unit said the robbery took place on October 9 when the victim, a 55-year-old local man went to an ATM at Lucky Plaza in Sha Tin to deposit 150,000 yuan (US$22,600), part of the 200,000 yuan he had withdrawn earlier from mainland China. As he was operating the machine several men suddenly showed up and banged his head against the machine. The robbers fled the scene with 120,000 yuan after punching and kicking the victim. Police identified the suspects through footage from security cameras and launched a manhunt.

After days of investigation the police took action on Wednesday and made the arrests. Police found five knives during a search of one suspect’s flat in Sham Shui Po while another suspect’s flat in Tin Shui Wai yielded over HK$10,000 in cash, but no sign of renminbi.

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people need to be more careful when depositing money at the ATM machines... I would prefer to deposit it at the teller counter since it is safer at the counter...

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With such a large amount i dont know why he didnt just go inside the bank, it would be safer. If the 4 ppl were seeking asylum then they must be idiotic to steal while still going through legal process. Hope they get ship back. 

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Being careful is one thing.  We need to rid the world of these robbers and terrorists and all the bad that there is in the world.

 

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Why didn't he go to the Teller if he had that much money with him.  :(

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That's too much money to handle in an ATM. I would have gone into the bank. The robbers are stupid too. They're trying to get asylum and committed a crime. They deserve to get shipped back to their country.

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