The incident took place around 5am on Thursday. The taxi driver surnamed Leung filed a report to police, saying he was robbed by a female passenger.

According to Leung, the female passenger asked the him to drive her to Tsim Sha Tsui and instructed Leung to wait, claiming she was looking for friends. She then told Leung to head back to Sha Tin.

When arrived near a bus stop at Hin Tak House, Hin Keng Estate in Tai Wai, the woman held Leung with a headlock and wielded her sharp knife. She then grabbed some cash worth HK$500 and a phone worth HK$1,300 before making her escape.

Officers then arrived at the scene and seized the 30cm-long knife of that woman. After investigation, officers swiftly targeted the woman and arrested her around 7pm in Hin Yiu Estate on the same day.

The woman, 30, said she is jobless and she lives in Sha Tin district. She is now remanded for questioning and she will be charge with robbery. It was understood that she committed the crime because she had got no money at all.

Police called on citizens who witnessed the incident to contact officers as soon as possible.