It happens all the time — someone leaves something outside the door and finds it gone in an instant.
But you’d have thought a certain businessman would know better than leave a fortune in a shopping cart outside a store.
Which is why the 43-year-jeweler, surnamed Chung, is beside himself with grief after he did just that.
Police are looking for a man who was caught on a surveillance camera leaving with Chung’s shopping trolley said to contain more than HK$6 million (US$773,885) worth of valuables including jewelry, gold bars and ornaments.
Sing Tao Daily is reporting that the suspect followed Chung into a Kee Wah Bakery store in China Hong Kong City in Tsim Sha Tsui about 2 p.m. on Monday.
Chung left the cart with the valuables outside the store before going in. When he came back after a short while, the trolley was gone.
Chung made a police report and gave the value of the stolen goods at more than HK$6.13 million.
The suspect is about 1.7 meters tall. In the video, he is shown in a white t-shirt and blue jeans and has a mask on.
Investigators said the suspect might have known about the valuables and shadowed Chung for sometime.
But they’re at a loss why Chung had left them in the cart in a public area.
The Tsim Sha Tsui police crime unit is handling the investigation.
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