Date
17 December 2017
Five burglaries and attempted burglaries took place on Lamma Island in the space of four days. Photo: HKEJ
Five burglaries and attempted burglaries took place on Lamma Island in the space of four days. Photo: HKEJ

Serial burglaries on Lamma Island result in losses of HK$143,000

Victims have lost a combined HK$143,000 to a string of burglaries on Lamma Island in the space of four days.

On Friday, a 39-year-old man, surnamed Lai, from Tai Peng San Chuen village reported to the police that his house had been broken into.

The burglars came away with 30 watches, a backpack, a mobile phone and foreign exchange worth HK$300, Apple Daily reports. 

Earlier that day, a case of attempted burglary in Yung Shue Long New Village was reported by a 54-year-old foreigner, who said the door of his office was damaged. No losses were reported.

On May 25, a burglary in Tai Shan East resulted in the loss of a camera worth HK$4,000.

Around half an hour later, a woman from Tai Peng New Village called the police to report an attempted burglary.

On Monday, a 42-year-old male foreigner told police that his house in Tai Peng San Chuen was ransacked, with HK$300 of cash missing.

The five cases are being investigated by the police marine division.

Police sources said the these could have been perpetrated by the same gang.

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