An unnamed 37-year-old man was a victim of a theft from a gang of robbers who fled with 15 bitcoin (BTC), worth HKD 3 million ($387,000) in cash. They agreed to meet in person for a crypto exchange transaction.
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Per the South China Morning Post, the bitcoin trader intended to meet in person in Hong Kong with the alleged buyers after an online conversation.
Initially, the unnamed victim was paid the HKD 3 million in cash as agreed while in the robbers’ car, as he previously transferred 15 BTC to the buyers, outside a hotel in North Point, Hong Kong. According to markets.Bitcoin.com data, 15 BTC is worth $519,969 as of press time.
However, following the transaction, the robbers kicked the victim out of the car on a hillside while counting the money, sparking a nationwide search. According to the police, such an incident happened after the robbers traveled for more