Former top cop robbed of wallet and phone in Tsim Sha Tsui

Local | 16 Oct 2021 7:10 pm

The Englishman who tripped over on a street in Tsim Sha Tsui and was robbed by two foreigners pretending to offer help was Kevin Woods, former director of Hong Kong Police College, sources said.

The incident took place around 3.30am on Saturday on Cameron Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Two foreigners aged around 20 approached 64-year-old Woods, who tripped over when crossing the road, and pretended they were going to offer help.

Yet as Woods became distracted, the two robbed of his phone worth about HK$4,000 and his wallet with HK$1,500 cash in it, and then ran away.

The case was listed as theft, and is now handled by Yau Tsim Mong district crime unit.

One of them was wearing a black T-shirt, black trousers and a black mask. The other was wearing A white T-shirt, black trousers and a light-colored mask. No arrest had been made so far.

Woods, whose hands and head were injured, was found by police patrolling in the area. He remained conscious and was later sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

Records showed that retired Woods joined the police force in 1980. He was promoted as Assistant Commissioner of Police in 2010 and took up the position of director of Police Academy. He retired in 2012.

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