Police are on the hunt for four thieves who were caught on dash cam putting six boxes of stolen second-hand cellphones into the boot of a car and then driving off with the car boot open causing some of the devices to spill out in their wake.
According to hk01, police are looking for four men aged 20 to 30, and about 1.6 to 1.7 meters tall, who are accused of robbing a 32-year-old man surnamed Choi of six boxes of second-hand HTC cellphones outside Ricky Centre on Chong Yip Street, Kwun Tong
Choi had 12 boxes of the phones with him at the time and was delivering the phones to a building in the Kwun Tong Industrial Estate when four men with knives robbed him at knifepoint and took the entire cart.
In dash cam footage of the botched robbery that was published by Apple Daily, the four men — including one pushing the cart — can be seen running towards a white car and then loading the contents of only six of the 12 boxes onto the car.
According to the website, the six boxes together contained 600 second-hand HTC phones.
A man surnamed Tang, the driver of the car whose dashcam captured the scene, told Apple Daily that there were technically five men involved, saying there were four men loading the boxes into the boot and one “fat man” inside the car.
The four men got into the car and drove off, only for the car boot door to lift up with some of the phones flying out of the back and onto the road.
Tang said all men were wearing face masks and dark-colored clothing.
No arrests have been made yet.