Businessman beaten in HK home invasion as robbers take HK$2.75 million, but leave HK$700,000 behind

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM Print This Post

A Hong Kong couple were subjected to a terrifying armed home invasion on Tuesday morning in which assailants stole HK$2.75 million from their safe, but left behind another HK$700,000.

The pair, who are believed to own a trading company and a cross-border money exchange business, were attacked in their Mong Kok home around 12.30am.

Police launched a citywide manhunt for four suspects after the robbery at a residence on Argyle Street, during which the man was beaten with a metal rod.

“It seems the gang just took what they should get,” a police source said, adding it was possible a business dispute sparked the incident.

The four men rushed into the couple’s flat when the businessperson’s wife answered the door, according to police.

“She was forced to open the safe as one of the culprits assaulted her husband with a metal rod,” the source said.

The robbers took HK$2.75 million of about HK$3.5 million in the safe before running out of the flat.

The man, 34, suffered injuries to his head and arms, and was taken to Kwong Wah Hospital, in Yau Ma Tei, for treatment. His 48-year-old wife was unhurt.

Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to contact officers on 3661 8765.

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