An illegal immigrant from mainland China was overpowered in a struggle with police in Sai Kung during an anti-burglary operation early today. The 35-year-old was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully remaining in Hong Kong, obstructing police in the execution of their duty and going equipped for stealing. READ MORE: Queenie Rosita Law kidnap suspect takes part in four-hour police reconstruction He was found acting suspiciously at about 2.45am outside a construction site near Tai Po Tsai off Clear Water Bay Road, where officers were carrying out an anti-burglary operation. “As officers approached him for a stop-and-search, the man ran off,” a police spokesman said. Officers gave chase and after 500 metres intercepted him outside the University of Science and Technology’s staff quarters in University Road. The suspect put up a struggle but was eventually subdued. Officers seized a pair of working gloves on him. A woman inspector, a station sergeant and the suspect were slightly injured and treated at Tseung Kwan O Hospital. On July 10, three masked robbers tied up a 24-year-old man at knifepoint and escaped with HK$70,000 in cash and valuables in a predawn raid on a luxury house off Clear Water Bay Road. Luxury homes along an 8km stretch of Clear Water Bay Road from Tseung Kwan O to Fei Ngo Shan Road have been targeted by burglars. Between June and July last year, about 30 homes in the exclusive area were targeted by burglars. It is understood that since the kidnapping of Bossini heiress Queenie Rosita Law in April, Sai Kung had reported fewer burglaries. Police figures show there were 1,673 reports of burglary across the city in the first eight months of this year, a 9.3 per cent drop from 1,845 in the same period last year.