Hong Kong Derby, January 23, 1971
1971年1月23日, 香港打吡賽馬

Archival inkjet print, 52 x 82 cm, 2021


Photographed in black and white film on January 23, 2021, at 19 Connaught Road West.

On January 23, 1971, at about 11 a.m., the owner of Ying Fat Loong, Mak Tuen in Western and his accountant Lo came out of the shop on the way to a bank. When they were about to board a taxi at No. 19 Connaught Road West, they were attacked by two robbers who threw pepper at their eyes, and Mr. Lo was struck on the head before they snatched his briefcase.  There were $8,000 in cash and 34 cheques worth $60,000 in the briefcase. The thieves escaped immediately. The injured called the police after the incident and were sent to the hospital for treatment.