Date
30 May 2017
Kee Wah bakery (inset) in China Hong Kong City was the scene of a bizarre incident when a man left a shopping cart containing HK$6 million in valuables outside the store. You guessed it, the trolley was swiped, along with the goods. Photos: Sing Tao Daily
Kee Wah bakery (inset) in China Hong Kong City was the scene of a bizarre incident when a man left a shopping cart containing HK$6 million in valuables outside the store. You guessed it, the trolley was swiped, along with the goods. Photos: Sing Tao Daily

Jeweler leaves fortune at the door — guess what happens next?

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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