Date
22 January 2017
The thieves nearly got away with a quarter of a million Hong Kong dollars' worth of jewelry from the store in Castle Peak Road. Photos: Google Maps, Apple Daily
The thieves nearly got away with a quarter of a million Hong Kong dollars' worth of jewelry from the store in Castle Peak Road. Photos: Google Maps, Apple Daily

Police ambush nets two thieves at jewelry store

Two thieves who hit a jewelry store in Cheung Sha Wan were immediately arrested by police who had been lying in wait for them, Apple Daily reported Tuesday.

West Kowloon police received a tip-off earlier that thieves would be targeting the jewelry store at 268 Castle Peak Road.

Officers were deployed immediately around the store.

At around 4 a.m. Monday, detectives saw a white private car driving to the jewelry store.

A man got out of the car, unlocked the door to the store and then left, driving in a circle nearby.

When they heard no alarm go off, two other men got out of the car and entered the store.

The alarm bell rang at that moment, but the pair ignored it and took away some jewelry after about a minute.

As they tried to leave the store, police rushed forward and subdued them.

The driver of the car saw what was happening and quickly drove away.

Police recovered jewelry worth around HK$250,000, including 17 diamonds and 13 bracelets.

The two men, surnamed Yiu and Wong, were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Police are investigating whether they have been involved in similar cases.

Meanwhile, a hunt is on for the fugitive driver.

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