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Crime in Hong Kong

HK$200,000 burglary the latest to hit Hong Kong’s Happy Valley

Break-in, discovered on Saturday night, comes after series of other thefts from flats in the upscale neighbourhood

PUBLISHED : Monday, 30 April, 2018, 11:32am
UPDATED : Monday, 30 April, 2018, 2:25pm

A flat in Happy Valley was burgled late on Saturday, with the loss of about HK$200,000 (US$25,500), in the latest in a series of such cases in the upmarket neighbourhood.

Police said a 46-year-old woman, who lives at the flat in Leon Court on Wong Nai Chung Gap Road, reported at about 10pm that the place had been ransacked. When they arrived, officers found that a window had been prised open.

A safe, about HK$200,000 cash, and about HK$10,000 in foreign currency and valuables were gone. By Monday morning, no one had been arrested.

The building was surrounded by scaffolding, which photos online showed detectives investigating.

Last month, three flats in a Happy Valley block of flats on Shan Kwong Road, also with scaffolding on its exterior, were robbed in one night. The victims lost HK$344,000 in cash and valuables.

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The next day, less than a kilometre away on Ventris Road, another burglary netted HK$300,000 in cash and jewellery. 

Police said officers had stepped up patrols in the area.