HK police called to warehouse in New Territories after electric wires worth HK$900,000 stolen

23-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Hong Kong police were called to a warehouse in the New Territories on Thursday to investigate a burglary after HK$900,000 (US$116,100) worth of electric wires were stolen.

The break-in came to light soon before 8.45am when a 62-year-old godown worker arrived for work at Yuen Long village Lung Tin Tsuen on Kung Um Road.

“Officers estimated that about 100 rolls of electric wires worth HK$900,000 had been stolen,” police said.

Detectives from the Yuen Long criminal investigation unit are handling the case. So far, no one has been arrested.

It was the second New Territories warehouse burgled within a day.

On Wednesday, officers were called to a warehouse on Ping Che Road in Ta Kwu Ling to investigate another break-in after 1,250 second-hand notebook computers worth about HK$120,000 were stolen.

The theft was discovered at 12.17pm when a 35-year-old worker returned to the warehouse.

Police said the front door padlock was missing and the warehouse had been ransacked. Officers from the Border police district are investigating this case.

Police handled 655 burglaries across the city in the first three months of this year, up nearly 75 per cent from 375 over the same period in 2019.

Separately, police are searching for four men who attacked a couple with hard objects and stole HK$25,000 along with two laptop computers, six mobile phones and four handbags from their Kam Lam Street flat in Mong Kok on Thursday morning.

A friend of the couple called police at 9.48am. The man, 59, and his girlfriend, 45, suffered injuries to their back and hands, and were taken to Kwong Wah Hospital for treatment.

Officers scouted the area, but no arrests were made. Police said three of the accused were Chinese men.


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