The sum of HK$1.6 million collected over eight hours on Wednesday will be donated to the family of a 7-Eleven owner who was stabbed by a thief last Tuesday, a 7-Eleven spokesman said.
The convenience store chain says that public donations will be accepted until midnight on Thursday, March 24.
The 38-year-old owner, Cheng Ka-pui, got into an argument at a 7-Eleven in Yau Ma Tei after seeing the suspect eating some snacks from the store and trying to leave without paying.
The Vietnamese suspect, 32, allegedly stabbed Cheng in the chest, leaving him critically injured, before leaving.
The owner died on Monday afternoon at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The arrested suspect, who holds Canadian citizenship, had been accused of attempted murder and appeared at Kwun Tong Court on Saturday charged with murder and theft.
Security camera footage from the 7-Eleven showed the pair having an argument near the shop counter, where the owner was trying to phone the police.
The injured owner tried to clean up a mess on the floor immediately after he was stabbed. He later fell unconscious and was rushed to nearby Kwong Wah Hospital and later transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he remained in a critical condition.
The suspect was arrested at a restaurant on Jordan Road at 7.30pm on Wednesday. He remains in custody until the trial.