Knifemen threaten couple in $1.1m raid

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 17 November, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 17 November, 1998, 12:00am

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.