Police probe Tung Chung links to HK and Kowloon burglaries
Police are looking for links between the Tung Chung burglaries over the weekend and the recent spate of break-ins on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon
Lantau police say they are confident the robberies at two Tung Chung estates, Visionary and La Mer, were carried out by the same team.
They say the thieves climbed up the perimeter walls and along the terraces or balconies to enter through unlocked doors or windows.
The burglars escaped with a HK$1.47 million haul of watches and jewellery from a Visionary apartment last Monday or Tuesday.
At La Mer, a part of the Caribbean Coast complex, burglars climbed on to the roof in order to break in and steal watches and jewellery estimated to be worth HK$450,000.
They also broke into an another apartment through the balcony but did not steal anything.
Lantau District Crime Squad, who are investigating the case, are probing possible connections to robberies at upscale apartments in Causeway Bay, Happy Valley, Kowloon Tong and Kowloon City.
Including Tung Chung, 13 flats were burgled across the city in two weeks.
[Updated] MTR, which manages the La Mer and Caribbean Coast properties, said in an email to Lantau News that a review of security measures was underway following the break-ins.
Thieves nab $1.5m haul from Visionary as city-wide spree continues
A Visionary resident has lost jewellery and watches worth an estimated HK$1.47 million in the latest in a spate of burglaries across the city.
A 57-year-old man told police he had found his window forced open and the apartment ransacked when he returned to his home in the upscale apartment complex at about 10am yesterday, Headline News reported. The thieves had taken the valuables from a safe.
It was the tenth burglary in Hong Kong in three days. A home in Causeway Bay was also burgled on Tuesday night, and other break-ins have taken place in Happy Valley, Kowloon Tong and Kowloon City, scmp.com reports.
The spree targeting luxury homes is almost certainly the work of a well-organised gang.
Police so far have been cautious in public comments, saying only that they are investigating to see if a syndicate is involved.