A 19-year-old unemployed man robbed the same money changer staff twice at the Hankou Center in Tsim Sha Tsui at the end of last year, robbing more than 1.7 million yuan. The two cases appeared in the West Kowloon Magistracy today (10th). The defendant did not need to answer for the time being and was remanded until April. It is understood that the defendant claimed to have committed a crime of 60,000 yuan in compensation.
The defendant, Fang Zinuo (19), who was reported to be unemployed, was charged with two counts of robbery. The first charge was that he robbed Li Zhiwei and robbed 1.2 million yuan of men in the underground lobby of Block B, Hankou Center, Tsim Sha Tsui, with Liu Bozhen and another man on November 27, 2019.
Another robbery alleged that on December 30 of the same year, he and Zhou Zhihao, Zhang Jiafa, Cao Xiaoyang and other unknown persons robbed Li Zhiwei outside the aforementioned building and robbed a shoulder bag worth 10,000 yuan. 500,000 yuan in cash, with a total value of 510,000 yuan.
It is understood that the victim who served as the staff of the money exchange shop made an appointment with a friend and went to the building in which the defendant and other persons robbed the victim of 1.2 million yuan, but failed to snatch the 1.5 million yuan of the friend of the victim. One month after the incident, the defendant claimed to have received 60,000 yuan in remuneration, along with others robbing the victim again, during which the victim was cut by a beef knife and injured his finger.
The prosecution claims that the two cases have similar tactics and are still fugitives, and oppose the defendant's bail. Magistrates adjourned the two cases on April 6 and 7, respectively, at the Fanling and Kowloon City Magistrates' Courts.