Knifemen threaten couple in $1.1m raid
Three knifemen forced a businessman and his wife to get the keys to their safe during a robbery in Jardine's Lookout yesterday.
The Putonghua-speaking men seized $110,000 in cash, and jewellery and watches worth about $1 million, from the safe before escaping.
The raiders scaled a wall and scaffolding to get into the balcony of a first-floor unattended bedroom in the two-storey bungalow in Cooper Road at about 4.30am.
The men woke Chan Chun-wai, 50, and his 49-year-old wife and threatened them with knives in the master bedroom.
'The couple were bound with ties and forced to hand over the key of the safe at knifepoint,' a police spokesman said.
The couple's two sons and their two maids were in the house when the robbery took place.
A former Gurkha and at least two dogs were guarding the house at the time but were undisturbed.