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Hundreds of toilet rolls robbed from Mong Kok

2020-02-17 HKT 10:59
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Police on Monday were hunting for three armed robbers who stole hundreds of toilet rolls which were being delivered to a supermarket in Mong Kok.

Police said a truck driver was held up in the morning by three men outside a Wellcome supermarket.

"A delivery man was threatened by three knife-wielding men who took toilet paper worth more than HK$1,000," a police spokesman said.

Toilet rolls have become hot property in the city, despite government assurances that supplies remain unaffected by the virus outbreak.

Supermarkets have found themselves unable to restock quickly enough, leading to sometimes lengthy queues and shelves stripped bare within moments of opening.

Alongside toilet rolls, there has been a run on staples like rice and pasta as well as hand sanitiser and other cleaning items.

Footage from Now TV showed police investigators standing around multiple crates of toilet roll outside a Wellcome supermarket.

Police later said they had made two arrests. (Additional reporting by AFP)

Last updated: 2020-02-17 HKT 13:15