Date
18 October 2017
Two large cartons of lava custard mooncakes were found missing at Maxim’s MX outlet (inset) at the Tai Po Market MTR station. Photos: Qwer132477/Wikimedia Commons/i-Cable News
Two large cartons of lava custard mooncakes were found missing at Maxim’s MX outlet (inset) at the Tai Po Market MTR station. Photos: Qwer132477/Wikimedia Commons/i-Cable News

Tai Po MTR station store loses mooncakes worth over HK$9,000

Mooncakes worth over HK$9,000 were believed to have been stolen from a fast-food restaurant inside the Tai Po MTR station, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

Staff at Maxim’s MX outlet at the Tai Po Market MTR station found two large cartons of lava custard mooncakes missing while doing an inventory on Tuesday night and Wednesday. They suspect the cakes worth around HK$9,200 were stolen.

A female worker at the outlet reported the loss to police at around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Apple Daily.

Police then conducted an initial investigation at the MX restaurant and reviewed footage from the in-house security cameras. Police classified the case as theft for the time being. No arrests had been made.

Investigators returned to the restaurant at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Maxim’s Group said the company would review and enhance store security.

This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Oct. 4, which is the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. Mooncakes are traditional pastries eaten during the festival.

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JC/CG

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