Robber adds HK$5,000 onto his WeChat Pay at 7-ElevenLocal | 19 Sep 2021 3:43 pm
A man armed with a knife robbed a convenience store in Tsim Sha Tsui, but instead of grabbing the cash he added HK$5,000 onto his WeChat Pay HK account.
The man who is around 30 years old broke into a 7-Eleven at Mody Square in Tsim Sha Tsui East with a knife at around midnight today.
Wearing a black shirt, jeans and a black cap, he threatened a female staff aged 58 with a 20-centimeter knife, ordering her to add HK$10,000 to his WeChat Pay HK account without paying any money.
The staff told him that she could not do so after several attempts. The robber then operated the machine on his own and finally managed to add HK$5,000 into the account.
The staff rang the alarm and called the police after he fled.
Police officers arrived later at the scene. They asked a driver of a seven seater parked outside the store about the robbery.
Yau Tsim District Police are following up.
The spokesman of Wechat Pay HK said there is a strict risk management system. For accounts with wallet balances of more than HK$3,000, the user is required to leave his full name, Hong Kong identity card and phone number.
WeChat Pay HK is conducting checks on suspicious transactions and will actively cooperate with police investigations.