Valuables worth about HK$26,000 (US$3,340) were stolen from an apartment in Mid Levels on Tuesday, adding to the recent cases of burglaries in residential premises in Hong Kong.
The burglar is believed to have broken into the flat by scaling bamboo scaffolding that had been erected outside the building for maintenance work, Apple Daily reported.
The incident took place at a unit at Fook Wah Mansion on Lyttelton Road.
Residents of the flat, a husband and wife, said they found a window prised open when they returned to their home at about 11 pm on Feb. 9.
There were signs that the intruder had rummaged through some cabinets.
After an inspection, the couple found that a Rolex watch worth HK$25,000 and a mobile phone worth HK$1,000 were missing from the house.
They reported the matter to the police, who sent some officers to the scene.
The officers suspect the burglar climbed up the scaffolding and reached a window to break into the flat.
The scaffolding was put up in October last year to facilitate renovation work on the building.
Authorities are conducting an investigation.
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