21 October 2016
Royal Oaks is a luxury residential estate in Sheung Shui. Photo: HKEJ
Royal Oaks is a luxury residential estate in Sheung Shui. Photo: HKEJ

Burglars cart away HK$10 mln from Sheung Shui luxury mansion

Burglars broke into a mansion at a luxury residential estate in Sheung Shui and carted away cash and jewelry estimated to be worth at least HK$10 million.

The 58-year-old owner of the mansion, surnamed Choi, told police he returned to his house at Royal Oaks on Kam Tsin South Road at around 8 p.m. on Monday and found the place in disarray, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

The suspects took away cash in multiple currencies, watches, jewelry and other valuables inside a safe, Choi said.

Police officers conducted searches in the neighborhood but failed to find any trace of the suspects. Police will review the video collected from surveillance cameras installed at the house.

Royal Oaks is known for its British manor-style residences.

Actor and singer Leon Lai-ming, known as one of the “Four Heavenly Kings” of Cantopop in the 1990s, is said to own a property in the estate.

Choi bought the mansion in 2007 for about HK$41 million, according to Ming Pao Daily.

Meanwhile, a 45-year-old foreigner lost more than HK$40,000 worth of valuables to burglars who looted his home in Happy Valley on Monday night.

The man reported the burglary to the police after returning home at about 11 p.m. and finding the house in shambles.

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