Disguised burglars make off with HK$2m

Villa Pinada in Tuen Mun. Photo: David Wong

Three suspects were arrested last night in connection with a burglary in which two men were seen dressed as building workers climbing into the Tuen Mun home of a local businesswoman, then fleeing with a safe containing HK$2 million of valuables.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 5:40am

Ex-PLA soldier and lover jailed for theft, laundering

A former People's Liberation Army soldier who became an "expert burglar" has been sentenced to seven years' jail, the maximum in the District Court, for stealing millions of dollars worth of jewellery and cash from two industrial buildings.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Letters to the Editor, April 18, 2013

Live poultry should still be sold at markets. Photo: Bloomberg

A subsidy from the government's Environment and Conservation Fund, a pilot food waste recycling scheme has been established, and my apartment in Discovery Bay is one of the participants.

18 Apr 2013 - 3:18am 4 comments

Letters to the Editor, April 3, 2013

Statistics needed on Sai Kung break-ins. Photo: Edward Wong

My family thoroughly enjoyed our Easter weekend excursion along the new Central waterfront promenade. What a shame that we were chased by three security officials who instructed my children that they were not allowed to ride their tricycles along the walkway.

3 Apr 2013 - 3:29am 3 comments

Police investigate HK$1m Beacon Hill burglary

Dynasty Heights, at 8 Ying Ping Road in Beacon Hill, has 592 low- and high-rise units. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Police were called to an upscale residential estate in Beacon Hill after a burglary was reported on Sunday.

25 Feb 2013 - 10:09am

City Digest, January 28, 2013

Four mainland tourists, aged 28 to 42, were arrested for fighting in a public place after a brawl broke out over lunch seating in a Hung Hom restaurant yesterday. 

28 Jan 2013 - 6:36am

Burglars cash in while Hong Kong celebrated

Hong Kong's New Year celebrations. Photo: Xinhua

Thieves netted more than HK$450,000 worth of cash and valuables from three properties late on Monday night and early yesterday when Hongkongers were welcoming the new year.

A 52-year-old woman whose name was given only as Yeung called police around 10pm on Monday to report that her flat in Wong Tai Sin had been broken into.

2 Jan 2013 - 11:19am

China Digest, December 24, 2012

A 27-year-old Beijing man was sentenced to 11 years in jail for blackmailing his female cousin by threatening to release a video of the pair having sex, Beijing Morning Post reports.

24 Dec 2012 - 5:05am

Mainland Connaught Road burglar jailed for six years

A mainland man who broke into three Hong Kong shops - bashing through a wall in one case - to steal more than HK$20 million was sentenced to six years and eight months in jail yesterday.

Gao Chuangiu, 44, pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary in the Court of First Instance.

22 Dec 2012 - 3:51am

Briefs, December 16, 2012

Cathay Pacific Airways has accepted an invitation to meet Labour Department officials and representatives of its flight attendants' union, which has threatened industrial action in support of its quest for a bigger pay rise than the two per cent the airline has offered.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:40am

Leung Chun-ying's Peak neighbour in HK$2m burglary

The Peak property of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Photo: Dickson Lee

Burglars escaped yesterday with more than HK$2 million in antiques and jade and ivory carvings from a luxury home doors from the Peak property of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

The break-in at the home of interior designer Chan Chun-ho at 7 Peel Rise - the second such case in the Peak area in four months - has prompted police to step up patrols on the exclusive district.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:32am

City Digest, November 22, 2012

Home burglars flee with HK$1m in goods

Police are hunting four burglars who stole a safe containing HK$1 million worth of watches and jewellery from a 29-year-old mainland businessman's home in Kam Shue Road, Sai Kung. The men, who wore surgical masks, tied up two maids before ransacking the house. Later, the maids were able to untie themselves and called the police.


22 Nov 2012 - 4:20am

City Digest, November 13, 2012

Officer draws gun after burglar grabs baton

13 Nov 2012 - 4:14am

City Digest, November 12, 2012

HK$787,000 haul for Mid-Levels burglars

Burglars escaped with cash and valuables worth HK$787,000 after ransacking three flats at All Fit Garden in Bonham Road, Mid-Levels, on Saturday night. The thieves climbed into the flats from scaffolding.


New six-hour meeting on old-age allowance

12 Nov 2012 - 5:31am

City Digest, October 27, 2012

Inquiry inspects ferries from Lamma crash

27 Oct 2012 - 2:55am