Man arrested for robbing former police college director
A 42-year-old man was arrested on Monday evening after he allegedly robbed Kevin Woods, former director of Hong Kong Police College in Tsim Sha Tsui in the early hours last Saturday.
The man was arrested at around 7pm in Sham Shui Po on Monday. He was charged with robbery and will appear in Kowloon City Magistrates' Court on Thursday morning.
Retired Woods, 64, tripped over and had his head and hands injured when crossing Cameron Road in Tsim Sha Tsui around 3am last Saturday (Oct 16).
Two South Asians pretended to offer help, but Woods later found that his phone worth HK$4,000 and his wallet with HK$1,500 cash in it went missing. He suspected the two took advantage of his fall and stole his property while he was distracted.
Woods reported the incident to police patrolling in the area, and was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.