Hong Kong Police Force
|23.06.2019||3pm–4pm||Tracking Down The Robber: The Yip Kai-foon Case||JC Cube|
|06.07.2019||4:30pm–5:30pm||Tracking Down The Robber: The Yip Kai-foon Case||Laundry Steps|
|25.08.2019||4:30pm–5:30pm||Tracking Down The Robber: The Yip Kai-foon Case||A Hall Studio|
|25.08.2019||2:30pm–3:30pm||Sharing by Police Family||A Hall Studio|
Notorious criminal Yip Kai-foon was responsible for a series of jewellery shop raids in 1984. Despite not being charged with robbery, Yip was sentenced to 18 years in prison for handling stolen goods and for the possession of firearms without a license.
However, in 1989, Yip escaped from prison when he was on medical leave at Queen Mary Hospital. Since then Yip was involved in several other notorious robberies, including the 1991 serial robberies at Mut Wah Street in Kwun Tong, and a 1992 jewellery shop robbery at Tai Po Road, Sham Shui Po. In 1996, Yip was captured and taken into custody until he died at the age of 55 in 2017.
In conjunction with the thematic exhibition Tai Kwun 101, the Heritage Department — in collaboration with Hong Kong Police Force — invited former police officers who were part of the team investigating and tracking down Yip to share their account. In another session, a pair of father and daughter, who both served the police force, would share bits and pieces of a police family.
The programmes will be conducted in Cantonese