Date
24 July 2017
Three mainlanders are said to have broken into a luxury private residence (inset) in Discovery Bay on Friday and carted away a safe containing HK$10 mln worth of cash and jewelry. Photos: gakei.com, Apple Daily
Three mainlanders are said to have broken into a luxury private residence (inset) in Discovery Bay on Friday and carted away a safe containing HK$10 mln worth of cash and jewelry. Photos: gakei.com, Apple Daily

Police seek mainlander on the run with HK$8 mln stolen jewelry

Hong Kong police are looking for a mainlander who is suspected to be on the run with HK$8 million (US$1.03 million) worth of stolen jewelry after a burglary at a luxury home last Friday.

Three men are said to have broken into a private residence in Discovery Bay on July 10 and taken away a safe containing about HK$10 million in cash and jewelry.

Two of the suspects were apprehended at about 5 am Saturday at the Discovery Bay pier when they were attempting to flee by ferry, but the third person got away, according to Apple Daily.

In the backpacks of the two persons who were caught, police retrieved HK$1 million and 1 million yuan, both in cash.

The duo, both aged 24 and said to bear the surnames Huang and Wei, are mainlanders holding two-way permits, the police were quoted as saying.

Their accomplice who got away is suspected to be carrying the rest of the loot — jewelry worth about HK$8 million. 

Police teams have launched a hunt for the suspect, believed to be 20 years in age, with the search focused on the Lantau area.

The burglary was discovered by a male Filipino domestic helper at about 8 am on Friday before he notified his employer and reported it to the police.

The police believe the burglary took police early Friday morning.

The house is said to be owned by a Wang Letian, the founder of Central Asia Oil Co., and his wife. Wang is often referred to China’s “northeast oil king”.

It is said that Wang’s daughter was married to the grandson of the late reformist Chinese Communist Party Leader Hu Yaobang.

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