Police are looking for 13 suspects in a robbery at a guesthouse in Mong Kok in the wee hours of Wednesday.
At around 1 a.m., robbers barged into the guesthouse on the 16th floor of Kingland Apartments on Nathan Road, and grabbed a bag from two guests, Apple Daily reports.
One of the two guests said the bag contained HK$2.3 million in cash and an iPhone 8.
The crime unit of the Mong Kok Police District is following up on the case.
Based on footage from security cameras and witnesses’ statements, three of the 13 robbers were locals who planned the heist while the rest appeared to be of South Asian descent.
The three local suspects, aged between 30 and 40, had short hair and about 1.7 to 1.75 meters tall, police said. One was fat while the other two were of medium build.
The two male victims, aged 31 and 27, came from the mainland on a two-way permit, and were here on business.
Having stayed at the guesthouse for about 10 days as of Wednesday, they suspected the robbers probably had known they were carrying a large amount of cash.
They told police the robbers slapped them in the face and punched them before fleeing.
A female worker at the guesthouse said the victims were regular customers.
The owner of a restaurant on the ground floor of the building told the police he saw a group of South Asian-looking men gather across the street about an hour before they entered the building one by one.
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