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Crime in Hong Kong

Thieves make off with eight Toyotas worth HK$3 million from Hong Kong car company

Gang steal vehicles in two rounds from newly opened New Territories firm in the dark of night

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 22 November, 2017, 6:31pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 22 November, 2017, 6:31pm

A gang of thieves broke into the office of a newly opened car company in the New Territories on Wednesday morning and before daybreak stole eight Toyotas worth a total of about HK$3 million.

Security cameras captured the brazen crime on film at about 3am on Kam Tin Road in Pat Heung.

The company is run by a Pakistani businessman and has been open for business less than three months.

“The gang entered the fenced-off site through an unlocked door and then broke into a shipping container used as their office, from where they took the car keys,” a police source said.

He said the footage showed they first stole several cars from an outdoor car park at the site before coming back later and driving away several more.

The case came to light at about 11am when a female employee, 27, arrived for work and found eight Toyotas missing.

According to police, eight seven-seater vehicles – four Vellfires, three Alphards and one Land Cruiser Prado – were stolen, along with a laptop computer. The haul was worth about HK$3 million.

The source said the incident involved about four thieves, believed to be Chinese men.

Detectives from the New Territories North regional crime unit were handling the case. As of Wednesday evening, no one had been arrested.