Date
23 March 2017
A restaurant manager points to the cabinet where the missing liquor bottles, including a 30-year-old Hibiki whisky (inset), were stored. Photos: Apple Daily, Fotocommunity
A restaurant manager points to the cabinet where the missing liquor bottles, including a 30-year-old Hibiki whisky (inset), were stored. Photos: Apple Daily, Fotocommunity

Shau Kei Wan restaurant loses high-priced liquors to burglar

A restaurant on Shau Kei Wan Road lost more than HK$30,000 (US$3,870) worth of high-priced spirits and abalone to a burglar, who covered himself with a table cloth to hide his identity.

Police suspected the man was employed with the restaurant as both locks to the entrance gate and the drinks cabinet remained intact, Apple Daily reported.

The restaurant manager, surnamed Lam, reported the incident to the police at about 11 p.m. Monday after she found the bottles of spirits were missing from the drinks cabinet.

They stolen items included one 30-year-old Hibiki whisky bottle worth more than HK$10,000, a 21-year-old Hibiki worth about HK$5,000, a brandy bottle worth HK$8,000, and about 800 grams of abalone worth HK$6,000.

She said the spirits belonged to the restaurant owner and were not for sale.

A review of the video from in-house security cameras showed that the burglar, who covered himself with a table cloth, broke in at around 1 a.m. Monday through the back door.

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