Burglars broke into a three-storey village house in Sai Kung in the early hours of Thursday and made away with cash and mobile phones worth over HK$14,000 after threatening the homeowner.
According to news website hk01.com, a 58-year-old occupant of a village house was awakened by noises at around 3 am.
As he looked around, he was shocked to see three men ransacking the place. Two of the intruders were holding screwdrivers, while the third had a knife in hand.
They threatened the homeowner and robbed HK$4,900 in cash and two smartphones worth a total of HK$9,300.
The trio fled the scene afterwards and the victim called the police.
Following an inspection, police officers found the door lock on the ground floor entrance broken. It is believed that the burglars climbed in via a window on the first floor.
The burglars were said to be speaking in Putonghua.
Apple Daily reports that the house is located on Pak Kong Au Road and that the owner is surnamed Tong. He is said to live there along with his wife, two daughters and a maid.
Meanwhile, there were more burglaries in the city the same day — both in Tai Po, according to the paper.
In one case, a house owned by famous architect Winston Shu was broken into at Hong Lok Yuen and jewelry worth HK$700,000 stolen.
The second burglary also involved a house in the same area, with the thief making away with HK$25,000 in cash and a gold ornament with HK$9,000.
Police say both the crimes may have been committed by the same man, believed to be a 1.7-meter tall Chinese male aged between 30 and 40.
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