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39-year-old man pretends to be a police officer to search for theft

39-year-old man pretends to be a police officer to search for theft

Yesterday (6th) a 24-year-old man called the police, saying that he encountered a man who claimed to be a police officer in the back alley of No. 95A Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok at about 2 a.m., and was asked to search and inspect his property. Male The victim later discovered that the HK$2,000 in cash was missing and was suspected of being stolen by the other party.

39歲男子於昨日(6日)凌晨在旺角通菜街95A號後巷冒警盜竊,於同日在慈雲山被捕。(梁國雄攝)

A 39-year-old man was arrested at Tsz Wan Shan in the early morning of yesterday (6th) morning in the back alley of No. 95A Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok. (Photo by Liang Guoxiong)

旺角通菜街95A號後巷位置。(梁國雄攝)

Location of the back alley of No. 95A Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok. (Photo by Liang Guoxiong)

After intelligence analysis and investigation, officers of the Mong Kok District Intelligence Unit identified a 39-year-old target male suspect. At 2:30 pm yesterday, they searched a unit in Cizheng Village, Tsz Wan Shan, and seized the clothing worn by the suspect at the time of the crime. He was suspected of ” “Pretending to be a police officer” and “theft” were arrested and are now being detained for investigation. The case is referred to the Mong Kok District Criminal Investigation Team for follow-up.

The police appealed to citizens to be very careful when encountering someone claiming to be a police officer. If in doubt, they should ask the other party to show their warrant card and contact the police to confirm their identity.

According to the Summary Offences Ordinance, anyone who impersonates a public official can be fined 1,000 yuan or imprisoned for 6 months upon conviction.

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