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Hong Kong police hunting 3 criminals who hijacked van, stole 35 stray pets

Hong Kong police hunting 3 criminals who hijacked van, stole 35 stray pets

The trio intercepted the van on the street, attacked its driver with a hammer, then briefly commandeered the vehicle before making off with the pets.
A citywide manhunt is on for three robbers who intercepted a delivery van and made off with about 35 stray cats and dogs in northwestern Hong Kong on Friday.

Police said the strays were being delivered to the office of an animal welfare organisation for sterilisation when the incident took place in Lau Fau Shan in the New Territories shortly before 10am.

The 28-year-old driver of the minivan had been hired to pick up the animals from outside a garage in the district, according to a police source.

As the van approached the junction of Nim Wan Road and Deep Bay Road, it was stopped by another vehicle and three men jumped out.

“One of the three culprits struck the delivery van with a hammer before its driver was ordered to exit the vehicle,” the source said.

The man then hit the driver with the hammer, and the three perpetrators jumped into the minivan, drove about 100 metres away and transferred all the animals to the culprits’ vehicle before speeding off.

The driver suffered injuries to his head and hands and was taken to Tin Shui Wai Hospital for treatment. Police mounted a search but no arrests were made.

The victim told investigators he did not know the suspects.

Detectives from the Yuen Long criminal investigation unit are handling the case.

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