Police have arrested a 24-year-old person in connection with the burglary that took place Sunday at the Hong Kong home of HSBC’s Asia-Pacific chief executive Peter Wong.
Chen Chi-cheong, chief inspector of the crime unit at Central District, informed the media that the person, one of four suspects in the luxury home break-in case, was nabbed after he approached the Shatin Hospital for treatment of some injuries, RTHK reported.
The person, a mainlander bearing the surname Liu, is said to have suffered cuts on his arms and palms while scaling a security fence during his escape after the burglary at the HSBC chief’s home.
When he went to Shatin Hospital late at night and showed his injuries, the medical staff became suspicious and alerted the police.
Officers arrived soon and arrested the man, who is said to hail from Guizhou, on charges of theft and illegal stay in Hong Kong.
Police are now searching for the remaining three suspects, who are also believed to be illegal migrants from China.
There is some speculation that the three may have slipped out of Hong Kong and gone back to the mainland.
According to reports, the thieves stole valuables, mainly watches and jewelry, worth around HK$2.4 million from Wong’s home.
The HSBC chief was not at home when the burglary took place at his home on Middle Gap Road in the upscale Peak area.
Authorities say there is no evidence that the thieves had targeted Wong’s residence in particular for the break-in.
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HSBC chief’s Peak home ransacked, millions in valuables taken (Oct. 12, 2015)