Yuen Long, New Territories. Photo: Google Maps

Police are hunting three men who allegedly made off with HK$1 million (US$128,000) worth of watches in a smash-and-grab heist on Tuesday in Yuen Long, in Hong Kong’s New Territories.

At 8pm, three men wearing dark-colored clothes and masks used a hammer to smash the display windows at a second-hand luxury-watch shop on Yat Sun Street, Oriental Daily reported.

There was only one staff member in the shop when the crime took place.

After smashing the window, the thieves grabbed about 60 watches and put them into the bags and escaped, according to witnesses who called the police.

According to surveillance-camera footage, the heist only took 19 seconds, Apple Daily reported.

Officers at the Yuen Long Police Station are following up the case.

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