Burglars broke into the home of a FedEx Corp. Asia executive in one of Hong Kong’s exclusive enclaves and made off with an undetermined amount of valuables, Apple Daily reported Wednesday.
FedEx Asia Pacific president David Cunningham and his family were in the United States at the time of the break-in Tuesday.
The 6,000 square foot house at 18 Shek O Road belongs to Wharf Holdings Ltd. (00004.HK) but is not part of the private holding of its chairman, Peter Woo, the report said, citing a company spokesman.
The burglary was discovered by a housemaid who noticed the house in shambles. A safe in a bathroom suite was found open and its contents gone.
Police said the suspects may have entered the premises by climbing down a slope and broke into the house through a bathroom window. They found no evidence on the CCTV camera outside the gate, the report said.
Meanwhile, Ming Pao Daily reported that the alarm system on the property had been switched off and there was no recording on the CCTV camera.
The neighborhood is home to a number of Hong Kong tycoons including Hui Sai-fun, chairman of Central Development Ltd., and Robert Ng, chairman of Hong Kong property development conglomerate Sino Group Co. Ltd. (00083.HK).
In June, robbers raided the Sai Kung home of lawyer Huen Ho-yin and briefly held his wife hostage before escaping with more than HK$700,000 (US$90,300) in cash and jewelry.
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