January Sai Kung police reports

Police cases over the last month in Sai Kung.

A 78-year-old man went missing after popping out to the shops. He told his 60-year-old wife to wait at the restaurant they were dining at. His wife waited but he didn’t return. She mentioned to the police that he suffers from dementia. The police asked his wife for information on his whereabouts in which she told officers that he used to work as a boat captain down by Heung Chung. After three hours of searching the area, the police finally located the man. The man thought he still lived in Heung Chung and operated a boat.

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A British female received a fraudulent call from a native English speaker who claimed he was a detective from Scotland Yard. The fraudster told the victim that she was involved in a fraud case before transferring the line to an accomplice who claimed he was from HSBC. The victim was told that she would need to hand over $70,000 to another individual waiting in Central in order take part in a decoy operation to clear the fraud accusation. The victim made her way into Central and handed over the money to a South Asian man. She later relayed the incident to her husband who urged her to report the case to the police. The case is still undergoing investigation, no person has been arrested yet.

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A 17-year-old male returned to his family home in Tan Cheung to find a burglar attempting to break into their safe. The burglar was caught red handed and immediately fled the house but was pursued by the 17-year-old male. Eventually several members of the public jumped in to help and the burglar was successfully captured near the Tin Hau Temple. Police were then called to the scene who arrested the burglar.

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A small scale policing operation was conducted around the Sai Kung Chinese New Year festivities, including the Chinese New Year flower market held at the basketball courts and Che Kung’s Birthday at Che Kung Temple in Ho Chung.

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There were 13 disputes cases in total throughout January, all mostly trivial in nature.

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A complaint regarding a wild boar down at Wong Shek Pier was reported to the police. Upon officers arrival, the boar was nowhere to be seen.

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The police will be launching operation MOVESKY. Its ultimate goal is to change the behaviours of road users causing traffic accidents and obstructing traffic flow. Examples include: vehicles parked near junctions which obstruct the views of road users, and double parking which obstruct traffic flow.

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For more information, contact Sai Kung Police Station, 1 Po Tung Road, Sai Kung, 3661 630

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