Date
16 November 2018
Police are investigating a string of burglaries in five apartments in Kowloon City and Happy Valley over the weekend. Photo: HKEJ
Police are investigating a string of burglaries in five apartments in Kowloon City and Happy Valley over the weekend. Photo: HKEJ

Burglars hit luxury flats in Kowloon City and Happy Valley

Burglars swooped down on five luxury flats in Kowloon City and Happy Valley over the weekend, carting away HK$2.35 million worth of cash and valuables.

Police investigations are underway.

At around 10 p.m. on Saturday, a 47-year-old man reported to the police that his flat at Ming Yuen Court on Nga Tsin Wai Road in Kowloon City was broken into, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

Police officers who arrived at the scene found a security guard, 65, lying in the stairwell with injuries, apparently attacked by the fleeing burglars.

A preliminary investigation showed that two burglars broke into the apartment by prying the door open.

They left with a safe said to contain HK$10,000 in cash and around HK$230,000 in jewelry.

A few hours later, a 49-year-old woman called the police and said she found her flat in Grampian Court ransacked when she returned at about midnight. The residential estate is not far from Ming Yuen Court.

The woman said she found a window open and her rooms ransacked.

Police arrived and confirmed a safe had been pried open.

The money and valuables stolen from the two flats were estimated to be worth HK$1.95 million, police said.

In Happy Valley, three burglaries were reported at Shan Kwong Towers on Shan Kwong Road late Saturday night.

Some HK$400,000 worth of valuables were taken from the three flats.

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