Date
8 December 2016
Silas Chou (inset) lives with his wife in the HK$11.57 million mansion bought in 2001. 
Photo: HKEJ
Silas Chou (inset) lives with his wife in the HK$11.57 million mansion bought in 2001. Photo: HKEJ

Burglars hit fashion tycoon’s home but come up empty-handed

Burglars broke into the home of a fashion tycoon but came away empty handed when they were surprised by a domestic helper.

The thieves entered the house of Silas Chou at No. 36 Black’s Link near Happy Valley by breaking a window at around 11 p.m. on Sunday, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

Chou was an early investor in brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors.

He lives in the house, bought for HK$11.57 million (US$1.5 million) in 2001, with his wife.

Chou is the son of Chou Kuang-piu, founder of Dragonair. His elder sister, Chou Kei-jan, was the former chairperson of the Macau Legislative Council.

Police are looking for two suspects, believed to be in their twenties.

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