The SCMP reports of a violent robbery that took place as a money exchange employee was on his way to a car. This is when a gang of four attacked him with a glass bottle on Wednesday night and stole HK$10 million (US$1.3 million) in cash.
The cash was from a money exchange in Far East Mansion that was being collected by three employees from another exchange as part of their business transaction. The incident took place in 30 seconds and was well organised, the culprits arranged a getaway car with a fake license plate number.
The article mentions the robbery was “premediated” as the gang appeared to have knowledge of the time and location of delivery, and made distraction plans to aid their escape. There have been many robberies in Tsim Sha Tsui recently so we remind everyone to stay vigilant, change your route frequently, not carry too much money, get insurance when transporting large amounts if possible, and most importantly, conduct “know your employee” and internal secrecy measures to reduce the risk of “insiders” becoming complicit in these illegal acts.