Stolen BMW 'sandwiched' by police
A mainland burglar was arrested after a BMW he allegedly stole from a house in Shek O was sandwiched by two police cars in a chase before dawn yesterday.
The man, 25, entered the residence of an expatriate through the front door in Shek O Headland Road shortly before 3am. Police said the door was unlocked. He was discovered when the businessman, 47, was woken by noise and went downstairs to investigate, according to police. 'The culprit was found ransacking the study room. As the tenant yelled at him, he immediately ran out of the house with some property,' a police spokeswoman said.
The stolen property included a car key, a notebook computer, video camera, mobile phone, silver souvenirs and $300 in cash.
The burglar jumped into the tenant's BMW parked outside the house and sped away, according to the spokeswoman.
The BMW was later spotted travelling towards Chai Wan and two police cars gave chase.
After a brief chase, the car was intercepted in Tai Tam Road near the junction of Cape Collinson Road, according to Chief Inspector Lau Tat-keung of Eastern district crime squad. 'The car was forced to stop as it was sandwiched by two police cars. No collision happened in the incident,' he said.
Last night, the mainlander was still being detained at Chai Wan police station for questioning and no charge had been laid.