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Forty citizens commended for helping police fight crime (with photos)

     Forty citizens who helped the Police fight crime were commended at the Good Citizen Award (GCA) Presentation Ceremony today (June 18).
     Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police (Management), Mr Au Chi-kwong, pointed out that the overall law and order situation of Hong Kong is improving continuously with the indispensable contribution of a law-abiding community, the effective law enforcement by the Police and a close partnership between the Police and the community.
     While commending the GCA awardees for their exemplary courage and alertness, he also urged members of the public to continue joining hands with the Police to fight against crime.
     With the help of today¡¦s awardees, more than 30 persons were arrested for a variety of offences including robbery, burglary, theft, indecent assault and wounding. Each of the awardees received a certificate and a cheque of $3,000 at the ceremony.
     Two of the awardees, Mr Ng Kong-naat and Ms Ng Hoi-lai, worked in the same money exchange shop. They helped six elderly people, who were wooed to remit money to rescue relatives in the Mainland, to uncover telephone scams and avoid suffering monetary loss between April last year and January this year.
     Another two awardees, Mr Lau Kam-ping and Ms Chan Mei-yee, assisted the Police to recover $160,000 of lost property. In December last year, three cash boxes were dropped off from a cash escort vehicle, with banknotes scattered on the road. Two passengers on board of a taxi, which was driven by Mr Lau, got off and picked up some of the banknotes. Mr Lau provided information to the Police, leading to the identification of the passengers. Ms Chan, who worked at the vicinity where the passengers boarded the taxi, also helped the Police in identifying the suspects. Both passengers were arrested, while one of them was later convicted and sentenced to a five-month imprisonment.
     Presented twice a year, the Award is organised by the Police Public Relations Branch and sponsored by the HKGCC. More than 4 000 persons have been commended over the years.

Ends/Thursday, June 18, 2015
Issued at HKT 18:53


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