Date
25 June 2017
Lee Garden Three in Causeway Bay became the latest target of rooftoppers. The suspects were never caught. Photos: Google Map, internet
Lee Garden Three in Causeway Bay became the latest target of rooftoppers. The suspects were never caught. Photos: Google Map, internet

Suspected rooftoppers try to climb building under construction

Four foreign men broke into a construction site in Causeway Bay on Saturday, allegedly for rooftopping.

A security guard found the four men trying to climb the 30-story Lee Garden Three project at about 9 p.m., Ming Pao Daily reports.

The building, located at the junction of Hysan Ave. and Hoi Ping Road, is scheduled for completion at the end of 2017.

The watchman stopped the intruders and warned them to leave the area. He reported the incident to the police at around 1 a.m. after notifying the site supervisor.

Police searched the site but could not find any of the men. The case was classified as “report of suspicious persons”, according to Apple Daily.

In January, five local and foreign thrill-seekers were arrested after performing rooftopping stunts on Tsing Ma bridge.

They were released after an investigation.

Trespassers entering private premises may face civil lawsuits. If they damage the premises, they could be charged with theft and face a jail term of up to 14 years upon conviction, or they could be charged with loitering and face a fine of HK$10,000 and six months in prison.

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