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.
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.