Thieves Taking $ 450K From Tie Trader During Personal Transaction in Hong Kong – Second Event in 2021 – Bitcoin News

Hong Kong police are investigating the second incident of the year involving an offline cryptocurrency transaction. A female trafficker is said to be the latest victim of thieves who stole her HKD 3.5 million ($ 451,000) worth of lead tickets (USDT).

One of the Trust of Women Earned by Thieves by Performing Three Successful Transactions

According to the South China Morning Post, thieves lured the female crypto trader to an office for arranging the deal. The incident happened at the Ricky Center on Chong Yip Street in Kwun Tong, authorities said.

Initially, the thief allegedly gained the trust of the female trader by successfully completing three transactions prior to the incident. The amount of cash traded was in the range of HKD 600,000 ($ 77,400) to HKD 700,000 ($ 90,300).

At the time of the robbery, the woman agreed to deal with the same man. One police source told the South China Morning Post:

Investigations showed her receiving HKD 3.5 million in cash after using her iPhone to complete an online transaction and selling it USDT tickets.

But just after the trade was over, three men carrying knives and rods jumped out of another room and took the money and the woman’s phone. Thieves did not flee the scene without first locking the female crypto trader in the office.

Police Still Search for the Four Thieves

Police said the woman called her husband through her second phone, which authorities then called. The investigation revealed that the offenders were renting the office on a short-term lease.

No arrests have been made, while detectives from Kwun Tong’s criminal investigation unit are charged with the case. According to the woman’s uncle, who drove her to the building, four men fled the scene in a delivery van. The female trader was found without injury.

As news.Bitcoin.com reported on January 7, 2021, a 37-year-old man was the victim of a robbery by a gang of thieves who fled with 15 bitcoin (BTC), worth HKD 3 million ($ 387,000) in cash. After the transaction, the robbers kicked the victim out of the car on the side of a hill while counting the money.

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