Date
28 July 2017
Cathay Pacific finance director Martin Murray (inset) was the latest victim of burglaries at high-end homes in Hong Kong. Photos: Google Maps, Wenweipo, HKEJ
Cathay Pacific finance director Martin Murray (inset) was the latest victim of burglaries at high-end homes in Hong Kong. Photos: Google Maps, Wenweipo, HKEJ

Cash, valuables missing after break-in at Cathay official’s home

Hong Kong’s upscale Peak area has seen another burglary over the weekend, this time involving the residence of a senior official of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (00293.HK).

On Sunday night, some people broke into the luxury home of Cathay’s finance director Martin Murray and made away with cash and valuables worth more than HK$300,000.  

As the break-in took place despite tight security, police believe the burglars were very familiar with the neighborhood.

The robbery took place at one of the three units at Cameron Lodge, on Mount Cameron Road, that were registered under the name of Swire Group, the parent of Cathay Pacific.

A 48-year-old female resident of the mansion alerted the police about the burglary at 10:35 am Monday, saying her maid found a window of a bedroom pried open and the place ransacked.

Police arrived at the scene and confirmed that the break-in involved a house being used by Murray and his family.

An initial inspection revealed the burglars took away cash and valuables worth about HK$311,000, according to Headline Daily.

The haul is said to have included three necklaces, five pairs of earrings, one expensive watch, and some renminbi and other foreign currency banknotes.

After checking footage from security cameras, police are still trying to figure out how the burglars managed to evade the Nepalese security guards stationed outside the house.

A Cathay Pacific spokesman declined to comment on the incident.

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