Silka Far East Hotel, Tsuen Wan, New Territories. Photo: Google Maps

Police were searching for three Hong Kong men after a 23-year-old mainland Chinese woman was indecently assaulted and robbed in a hotel room in Tsuen Wan, New Territories, on Sunday.

At 11pm, the woman, a university student from central China’s Hubei province, said a man knocked on the door of her room in the Silka Far East Hotel on Castle Peak Road but she ignored him, Sing Pao Daily reported. After a while, two men, posing as cleaners, knocked on her door.

Entering the room, they ordered her to strip naked, threatening to beat her if she refused. They then molested her and took HK$2,300 (US$294) cash from her. The duo left the room with a third man, she told police later.

After hotel staff called police at the woman’s request, officers examined security-camera footage for evidence, and now are looking for three Hong Kong men aged between 20 and 30, Ta Kung Pao reported.

None of those men have been arrested, but their alleged victim has been detained for allegedly overstaying her entry permit. She crossed from the mainland through the Lok Ma Chau control point on July 18, and her entry permit only allowed her to transit through Hong Kong, not stay in the city. The woman claimed she mistakenly thought that she could stay in Hong Kong for up to a week.