Champagne Court in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps

Police have arrested six people accused of planning to rob a watch shop in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon on Monday night.

Acting on tip-off, officers from the West Kowloon regional crime unit foiled the robbery when four men from mainland China were outside a watch shop in Champagne Court on Kimberley Road in Tsim Sha Tsui at 9pm, Ta Kung Pao reported.

They seized two stun guns, two knives and gloves from the men arrested.

Two local men believed to be the masterminds of the gang were also arrested in two vehicles parked on Kimberley Road and Science Museum Road.

The six suspects were aged from 31 to 50. The two local men have a background of involvement with triads and are believed to have recruited mainlanders to rob the shop in Hong Kong, Sing Tao Daily reported.

The four mainlanders are from Heilongjiang, Jilin and Hunan provinces and came to Hong Kong illegally, police said.