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Crime in Hong Kong

Suitcase filled with HK$6 million worth of jewellery missing in Hong Kong

Police called to Hung Hom industrial building on Wednesday after report from security worker

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 March, 2018, 3:02pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 March, 2018, 4:42pm

Police were called to a Hong Kong industrial building on Wednesday after an estimated HK$6 million (US$765,000) worth of jewellery was reported missing there.

Officers arrived at the premises of a company based on the second floor of Fu Hang Industrial Building on Hok Yuen Street East, Hung Hom, after a security worker called them just before noon.

“The employee told police that a suitcase of jewellery was missing,” a police spokesman said. “The jewellery was initially estimated to be worth about HK$6 million.”

Police said staff found the valuables missing on Tuesday and reported the case on Wednesday.

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According to official statistics, the force handled 23,806 reports of theft across the city last year, down 7.1 per cent on 2016.