Burglars raid shop opposite police station and steal dried seafood worth HK$300,000

Police say the thieves made off with dried seafood worth about HK$300,000

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 August, 2017, 2:34pm
UPDATED : Monday, 21 August, 2017, 3:22pm

Burglars stole HK$300,000 worth of dried seafood from a shop directly opposite Central Police Station, investigators said on Monday.

That morning, a female shop employee arrived at work to find the break-in. The store, on the ground floor of Wayson Commercial Building on Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan, had been ransacked.

Police were called at about 10.30am.

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The police station, headquarters of the Central police district, is right across the road.

The woman told police the shop’s rolling shutter was lowered but unlocked and its padlock was missing, police said.

A police spokeswoman said it seemed the burglar or burglars had made off with dried seafood worth about HK$300,000.

Officers were examining security camera footage for evidence. By Monday lunchtime, no one had been arrested.

Police figures show there were 978 reports of burglary across the city in the first six months of this year, a 18.9 per cent drop from 1,206 cases in the same period last year.