Armed men from Hong Kong steal toilet rolls in panicChristian 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.
Health in China Toilet rolls have become hot property
Topics: Hong Kong toilet
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. ■