Date
26 July 2017
Pentahotel in San Po Kong has had a fresh incident of intruders barging into a guest room and making away with cash. Photo: booking.com
Pentahotel in San Po Kong has had a fresh incident of intruders barging into a guest room and making away with cash. Photo: booking.com

Police hunt for 2 men after break-in & robbery at Kowloon hotel

Police are on the lookout for two men who are believed to have assaulted two women tourists and robbed them of about HK$10,000 (US$1,290) after a break-in at hotel room in Kowloon.

The break-in and robbery took place at Pentahotel Hong Kong at about 2 am Thursday, Ming Pao Daily reported.

The incident happened as the victims, both from mainland China, opened their hotel room door after hearing a knock.

Two men barged in and hit the occupants before fleeing with some cash.  

After the robbers ran away, the victims — said to be aged 20 and 29 — told hotel staff to report the matter to the police.

However, they refused to go to hospital for treatment even though their heads and faces were swollen from the beating they suffered at the hands of the intruders, the report said.

After failing to find the suspects in the vicinity of the hotel, the police have now launched a manhunt. CCTV footage suggests that the thieves were in their late 20s.

According to Ming Pao, this was not the first case of its kind at the Pentahotel.

In January this year, a female guest from the mainland was robbed of more than HK$5,000 by three men who forced their way into her room at the hotel.

In that case, one of the intruders was said to have pretended to be a police officer.

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