Date
24 May 2017
Police found two empty suitcases (left) and a plastic bag containing used black sticky tape during their search. Photos: Apple Daily, RTHK
Police found two empty suitcases (left) and a plastic bag containing used black sticky tape during their search. Photos: Apple Daily, RTHK

Massive manhunt continues for six kidnappers

Hong Kong police are still hunting down citywide by air and on land six kidnappers who got away with a ransom of HK$28 million (US$3.61 million), Apple Daily reported Thursday.

The gang released their 29-year-old hostage unharmed in Tseung Kwan O Tuesday night after the money was paid.

Although police did not identify her, the report said she is the daughter of Raymond Law Ka-kui, the youngest son of Law Ting-pong, the late founder of the Bossini fashion chain.

Law Ting-pong was a leading businessman in Hong Kong’s textile industry who set up Lawsgroup in 1975 and created the Bossini brand in 1987. He died in August 1996.

Police put tracking devices in the bags containing the money for the ransom and in the two suitcases into which the bags were stuffed before the family of the hostage handed them over to the gang in Kowloon Peak, also known as Fei Ngor Shan.

But the kidnappers were smart enough to get rid of the devices, and the tracking signals were lost later in Sha Tin, the report said.

There was no trace of the kidnappers when police searched Kai Ham Tsuen, where the gang was believed to have hidden.

But in Pak Fa Lam in Kowloon Peak, police found two empty suitcases.

The gang broke into a mansion on Clear Water Bay Road Saturday night and fled with the woman and HK$2 million worth of cash and valuables.

She was held in a cave in Sai Kung for as long as 114 hours before being released, the report said, citing unnamed sources.

The woman has returned home after undergoing a check-up in hospital.

The police have identified at least two suspects among the six kidnappers, all of whom are from the mainland, and urged citizens to provide leads.

Mainland authorities have been informed about the case and asked to look out for the gang.

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