Police have launched an investigation into a burglary at a luxury mansion owned by Charles Li Xiaojia, chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. (00388.HK) in Tai Tam, Stanley.
The break-in was reported to the police by a domestic helper, who has worked at the mansion for 20 years, after she returned to the residence and saw two men inside at around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Ming Pao Daily reports.
The two suspects fled when she started yelling for help and before the police arrived.
Police officers found a safe in one of the rooms had been pried open and looted.
Searches conducted by the police in the neighborhood failed to find any trace of the burglars.
Police suspected the burglars could have entered the mansion by climbing over scaffoldings at an adjacent property that used to be owned by Chinese singer and actress Faye Wong.
Li, 55, said on Wednesday night through a spokesperson that there was not much cash kept in the house but he was saddened by the loss of several items of very high commemorative value to him and his wife.
Li’s 4,000-square-foot mansion was previously owned by the late Hong Kong singer Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, who had bought it in 1995 for HK$26 million and sold it for HK$68 million two years later, Apple Daily reported.
The crime unit of the Western Police District is following up on the case.
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