Date
17 November 2017
The luxury residential complex in Yuen Long where a huge burglary took place on Sunday. Photo: HKEJ
The luxury residential complex in Yuen Long where a huge burglary took place on Sunday. Photo: HKEJ

Valuables worth HK$5.9 mln stolen from Yuen Long luxury mansion

A mansion in Ngau Tam Mei in Yuen Long is believed to have been broken into by some people Sunday night, in a fresh burglary case in the city involving a luxury property.

Police launched an investigation after receiving a complaint that eight precious Buddha statues and a safe containing millions of dollars of jewelry have gone missing from the 2,000-square-foot home.

The owner, a 45-year-old surnamed Lai, told the police that she found the safe in her bedroom missing after she returned home at about 7 pm.

According to her, there were three high-priced diamond rings that weigh 4-5 carats each and two pearl necklaces in the safe, Apple Daily reported.

Meanwhile, eight Buddha statues were also missing from the house.

The stolen items were estimated to be worth about HK$5.9 million (US$761,200) in total.

As the property is in a hilly area, the police suspect that the burglars may have broken in after taking a mountainous path at the back of the mansion.

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