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Armed men from Hong Kong steal toilet rolls in panic

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 17, 2020
A gang of knife wielding men jumped a delivery driver in Hong Kong and stole hundreds of toilet rolls, police said today.
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Health in China   Toilet rolls have become hot property
Toilet rolls have become hot property in the densely packed business hub, despite government assurances that supplies remain unaffected by the virus outbreak.

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

There has also been a run on staples such as rice and pasta, as well as hand sanitiser and other cleaning items.

Police said a truck driver was held up early Monday by three men outside a supermarket in Mong Kok, a working-class district with a history of "triad" organised crime gangs.

"A delivery man was threatened by three knife-wielding men who took toilet paper worth more than HK$1,000 ($130)," a police spokesman told AFP.


 

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