Two mainlanders were arrested while their companion escaped after they broke into a house in Sai Kung and fled with unspecified amount of jewelry and other valuables, police said.
At around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the three men broke into a detached home at Asiaciti Garden on Fung Sau Road, subdued a 39-year-old woman who owns the house by threatening her with a knife, tied her up and looted the place, Ming Pao Daily reported.
They also tied up the woman’s 40-year-old domestic worker.
After the gang left with the valuables, the woman managed to free herself and asked a security guard to call the police.
Responding police officers launched a manhunt and were able to arrest one of the suspects and recovered some of the looted items.
Another suspect was later found hiding up a tree on a nearby hill. During a standoff with the police, the man asked for a can of soda and was given one.
After finishing the drink, he came down and surrendered.
The two suspects, in their 20s, were taken to the police station for interrogation. Police were still looking for the third suspect after midnight.
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