Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island. Photo: Google Maps
Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island. Photo: Google Maps

Police are hunting for a burglar who broke into a luxury apartment in Happy Valley, on Hong Kong Island, and stole valuables worth HK$300,000 (US$38,265) on Sunday.

Sing Tao Daily reports that, at 10pm on Sunday, a 68-year-old man who lives in an apartment at Ventris Court, on 15 Ventris Road, discovered that a window in his kitchen had been prised open and the flat ransacked.

The flat owner, Jimmy Chung Wai-kwok, who is a former chairperson of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Hong Kong, told the police that HK$50,000 in cash and jewelry worth around HK$250,000 was missing.

Police officers believe the burglar climbed a water pipe on the exterior wall of the building and entered the flat from the kitchen window.

At least ten police officers were deployed to search the area. They also searched the hillside along Broadwood Road, but after a three-hour search, no one was arrested.

The burglary was the fourth such case in Happy Valley within the space of 24 hours.

From 11pm on Saturday to 6am on Sunday, three burglaries took place at Shan Kwong Tower, on Shan Kong Road. Valuables worth about HK$340,000 in total were stolen.

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