A 38-year-old Indonesian domestic worker was injured by a robber armed with a knife in Yuen Long in the New Territories on Sunday.

The maid named Salim was walking past a village house in Tin Sam Tsuen in Yuen Long’s Hung Shui Kiu at 5am when a man approached and pointed a 30-centimetre-long knife at her, Oriental Daily reported.

The robber grabbed her handbag but the maid resisted and her right hand was cut by the man’s knife. The robber then ran off with her bag.

The injured worker went to the light-rail station nearby and a passer-by reported the case to police. The woman was sent to hospital for medical treatment.

The maid list HK$40,000 (US$5,126), a Samsung mobile phone and a Sony mobile phone, Apple Daily reported.

Police made inquiries around the area but no one was arrested. They classed the case as robbery.