One man in Hong Kong apparently decided to take advantage of all the chaos during the recent protests by sneaking into a shop, and taking stuff from inside.
Man allegedly took cash & goods from store
According to a Facebook post by one Hoikit Cheung, he described how he encountered an alleged thief on the way home on Oct. 5.
It was around 2:00 am in the morning when he said he saw a man wearing a hat, with a scarf wrapped around his face.
Cheung claimed the man was holding a knife, and had snuck into a shop. He allegedly took some money from the cash register, and loaded up some other goods in a basket.
The incident took place at 511 Nathan Road at Yau Ma Tei, at a shop called Best Mart 360.
Youngsters gave chase
In a video uploaded by Cheung, a small crowd of young people can be seen outside the store.
As the man leaves the premises, one of the women outside the store can be heard shouting repeatedly: "Stop it! you can't do that!"
She also told him to "put it (the things) down".
Subsequently, the man can be seen dropping his basket, and taking a few items before running away.
Several by-standers are then seen giving chase.
You can see the video below:Cheung's post stated that a lady was injured from the encounter, and had to wrap her wounds using some tissue paper:
The youngsters also picked up the money and returned it to the store, according to Cheung.
"There are many people protecting Hong Kong's future, but there are also opportunists who take the chance to commit robbery during the chaos.
And yet, those who chased the knife-wielding thief were all young people, younger than I am."
A police report was made that night. However, Cheung said that police were unable to deploy any staff to assist with the case for over an hour.
This is Cheung's post:
Top photo via FB/Hoikit Cheung.