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Hong Kong thief uses pole, hook to snare purse from 10th-storey flat after climbing up scaffolding

A citywide manhunt is on for a Hong Kong thief who was captured on video over the weekend using a home-made apparatus to reach through the window of a tenth-floor Sham Shui Po flat and snatch a handbag containing HK$1,200 (US$154) and bank cards.In the viral video, a masked man wearing gloves and a black cap can be seen standing on a scaffolding outside the flat’s living room window and wielding a bamboo pole fixed with a metal hook to carefully lift the purse from a sofa.The 45-second act,…
A citywide manhunt is on for a Hong Kong thief who was captured on video over the weekend using a home-made apparatus to reach through the window of a tenth-floor Sham Shui Po flat and snatch a handbag containing HK$1,200 (US$154) and bank cards.In the viral video, a masked man wearing gloves and a black cap can be seen standing on a scaffolding outside the flat’s living room window and wielding a bamboo pole fixed with a metal hook to carefully lift the purse from a sofa.The 45-second act,…
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