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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Mainland man arrested after HK$3m diamond 'is swapped with fake' at jewellery show

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 02:35pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Arrest No 5 at gem fair after HK$3m jewel 'switch' A mainland man was arrested after he allegedly tried to switch a five-carat diamond worth more ... some diamonds, police said. "An initial investigation showed that he allegedly stole a five-carat diamond worth HK$3.11 million from the booth and replaced it with a fake," a police ...

  2. News - China - CRIME

    Chinese 'jewellery thief' linked to diamond heists is arrested in Switzerland

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 02:07pm by AFP

    ... of dollars worth of diamonds across the world has been arrested in Switzerland during another robbery, Interpol said on Friday. Chinese national Jianguo Meng, 46, is linked to over a dozen heists since 2012, including the theft of a diamond ring worth US$1.5 million from Bahrain last year, and was subject to an Interpol Red Notice, the international police organisation said. “Meng ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Jewellery showcase hit by a sixth theft

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:05am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Jewellery showcase hit by a sixth theft A thief eluded heavy security and stole a 4.8-carat diamond worth about HK$800,000 by swapping it with a fake ... metres tall who appeared to swap the real diamond with a fake after asking to see the merchandise. He was wearing a blue checked shirt and jeans. It was the first such incident to hit ...

  4. News - World - CRIME

    Mystery of missing US$50m diamond

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 12:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Mystery over missing US$50m gem Swiss authorities are investigating the disappearance of a huge pink diamond estimated to be worth around US$50 million from a reputable storage firm. Prosecutors ordered a probe after a South African-Guinean diamond trader, Sylla Moussa, filed a complaint in September claiming the 50.66-carat pink diamond he had been ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    HK$1 million blue diamond lost and found at Hong Kong International airport

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 07:02pm

    ... a HK$1 million blue diamond at Hong Kong International Airport today. Panic was averted, however, when it was found that the unaccompanied bag – and its valuable contents – had been found ... to the check-in counter on the departure hall but he left behind the bag on the ground,” a police officer said. Meanwhile, two patrolling airport security officers found the bag contained a blue diamond ...

  6. News - World - CRIME

    Belgium probes murky world of cash, diamonds and banks such as HSBC

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:44am by NYT

    ... and diamonds The dealings between gem traders and bankers are coming under new scrutiny as European governments extend crackdowns on tax evasion and money laundering. The complex ties between Antwerp's bankers and its diamond merchants have investigators especially worried. Government authorities, they warn, are easily outpaced by an industry skilled at moving vast amounts of money ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Luxury Peak home of Carrie Lam’s neighbour burgled in latest raid on exclusive estates

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:42pm by Clifford Lo

    ... this year. This year's biggest raid was in February, when five-carat diamond earrings worth HK$7 million and HK$1.7 million in cash and valuables were stolen from the Sai Kung home ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Rare diamond snatched in HK$20m raid at superstar Andy Lau's former home

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 04:44am by CLIFFORD LO AND CANDY CHAN

    ... Clifford Lo and Candy Chan Rare diamond among items in safe taken from former home of actor Andy Lau HK$20m haul from break-in at The Peak A rare 10-carat blue diamond worth an estimated ... the diamond and other valuables were stored in the safe, which was inside a wardrobe in the cloakroom of a townhouse at the plush Overthorpe estate on Mount Austin Road. The HK$75 million house is now ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Luggage handler steals diamonds from plane's hold

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Luggage handler jailed for stealing diamonds An airport worker has been jailed for six months for stealing two jewellery items worth HK$96,000 from ... a diamond ring and a pair of diamond earrings from an aircraft's cargo hold when the plane was being loaded. Choy, who had been in the job for five years, is alleged to have committed the crime ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Gone in 60 seconds: HK$10m in diamonds stolen in daylight raid

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Gone in 60 seconds: HK$10m in diamonds stolen Two thieves poured kerosene on employees of a jewellery shop in Tsim Sha Tsui and appeared to threaten them with a pistol, before fleeing with HK$10 million worth of diamonds in a 60-second heist yesterday. The two men entered the Diamond Collection shop, at the junction of Hanoi Road and Mody Road, at about ...




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