Man, domestic helpers tied up in million Yuan house robbery
A 44-year-old man and his two Filipina domestic helpers, 26 and 29, were tied up by four burglars who then ransacked the home and carried away four safes containing one million Chinese Renminbi in cash and jewelry from a house in Kowloon Tong early Saturday.
As the four burglars fled the house on 4 Essex Crescent, one of the helpers successfully freed herself. She then untied the other helper and the man surnamed Fung.
It was understood that Fung and one helper were in the living room with the other helper sleeping in her room around 1am when the four burglars suddenly broke into the house.
They first tied up Fung and the helper in the living room, followed by the second helper in the next room. The burglars then looted the house and removed four safes containing RMB 1 million in cash and some jewelry.
One helper successfully untied herself and even attempted to chase after the burglars. Yet, they jumped into the getaway car and swiftly fled the scene, heading toward Waterloo Road.
After being untied, Fung filed a report to the police. Fung and the two helpers were not injured.
Police soon rushed to the scene to investigate and found a knife sheath left behind by the burglars. They checked CCTV as well and are now conducting a fugitive hunt.
A dozen officers in two groups returned to the house around 9am this morning to inspect the home and the surrounding streets again.
It is understood that Fung is a board member of a kindergarten.