Three men stole 600 toilet paper rolls in Hong Kong amid fears of coronavirus shortages

Updated 3:31 AM EST, Mon February 17, 2020
Hong Kong CNN —  

Police in Hong Kong have arrested two men and are searching for a third after the group stole about 600 toilet paper rolls, in a robbery likely sparked by coronavirus fears that have gripped the city.

Early Monday morning, a delivery worker was transporting goods to a supermarket in the city’s Mong Kok district. He had placed about 50 packs of toilet rolls, containing a total of about 600 rolls, outside the supermarket when three men stole them, a police spokesperson told CNN.