Burglars hit $1.8m jackpot
Cash and valuables worth over HK$1.8 million were stolen from a Sha Tin flat, police said yesterday.
The burglary came to light around 11pm Monday when Chan, 41, returned home and found his flat in The Great Hill on Tung Lo Wan Hill Road had been ransacked.
Initial investigation found 20 gold ornaments worth HK$850,000, seven watches worth HK$960,000 and HK$30,000 in cash missing. Officers searched the area but no arrest was made.
It is understood that Chan lives in block one of The Great Hill - a 17-story building with four units on each floor - which is guarded around the clock with surveillance cameras monitoring the area. Chan started renting the flat in April.
At about 5 pm Monday, Chan's family had left home for dinner. They found Chan's bedroom ransacked upon their return at midnight. The toilet window was open and a safe in a closet in Chan's bedroom had been pried apart.
Two suspects are believed to be involved, and they accessed the flat by climbing water pipes and getting through an unlocked toilet window.
In another incident, Yim, 58, was arrested in Sham Shui Po for burglary last Tuesday.
On February 13 at nearly 11pm, Poon, 45, found the wooden door of her flat forced open when she returned home to Tun Shing Mansion in Jordan.
Sixteen items of gold jewelry worth HK$60,000, six watches worth HK$3,000 and a mobile phone worth HK$2,000 were missing.
Yim was charged with burglary and appeared at a Kowloon City magistrates' court on Thursday.