Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island. Photo: Google Maps

Police are hunting for a burglar who broke into an apartment in Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island on Sunday night and stole a safe.

At 10pm, when a man returned to his home at Leon Court on Wong Nai Chung Gap Road, he found his apartment had been ransacked, news website HK01.com reported.

A safe that had contained four luxury watches worth around HK$100,000 (US$12,740), gold jewelry worth HK$30,000, HK$10,000 in cash and a few hundred thousand dollars’ worth of foreign currencies was missing.

Police believe the burglar broke into the apartment after scaling bamboo scaffolding that had been erected on the building for maintenance work.

Officers searched the area but no one was arrested.

At least six burglaries have been reported in the Happy Valley area in the past two months.

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