Date
29 March 2017
A man told police he found his Kadoorie Avenue (above) home ransacked when he returned at about 10 p.m. on Monday. Photo: Google Maps
A man told police he found his Kadoorie Avenue (above) home ransacked when he returned at about 10 p.m. on Monday. Photo: Google Maps

Burglars hit luxury houses in Ho Man Tin and Kau To Shan

Burglars raided two luxury residential estates in Ho Man Tin and Kau To Shan and came away with more than HK$1 million (US$129,000) worth of valuables.

A man told police he found his Kadoorie Avenue home in Ho Man Tin ransacked when he returned at about 10 p.m. on Monday.  

Officers later found a bedroom window open, showing how the the thieves might have had access to the house, news website hk01.com reports..

A safe had been pried open. Two watches and several pieces of jewelery worth about HK$800,000 were missing.

Meanwhile, Apple Daily is reporting that a 60-year-old homeowner lost HK$480,000 in cash, watches and jewelry when his Kau To Shan home in Ma Lok Path was looted Sunday night.

The man reported the burglary to the police after returning home at about 8 p.m. and finding the house in shambles.

The thieves broke into the premises through a window, according to investigators.

Kau To Shan, home to wealthy residents, has seen several burglaries in the past two years, with the loss of HK$5 million in property.

In December last year, one resident lost about HK$2 million in valuables to burglars.

Another lost about HK$750,000 worth of items to a break-in in July.

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