Hong Lok Yuen in Tai Po, New Territories. Photo: Google Maps

Police are looking for the perpetrators of recent break-ins in Tai Po in the New Territories and Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island.

On Saturday, a 21-year-old man reported to the police that he found his house in Hong Lok Yuen, Tai Po, had been ransacked when he returned home at 1am, Sing Pao reported.

Three safes were missing, which the victim said had contained jewelry, 12 watches and HK$800,000 (US$101,930) in cash.

On Friday, two attempted burglaries – one successful – were reported in Happy Valley.

At 4am, a 42-year-old woman reported to police that she had seen a man climbing on scaffolding outside a building on Yik Kwan Avenue and trying to break into an apartment, news website hk01.com reported, adding that nothing had been reported missing.

Police later arrested a 60-year-old man in Tai Hang Road for suspected burglary.

At 1:36pm the same day, police received another report from a 62-year-old woman who lives at Yik Kwan Villa on the same street in Happy Valley that her apartment had been ransacked.

She reported the loss of HK$3,000 cash and two watches worth HK$100,000.

Police are investigating whether the man they arrested was involved in both cases.

At least four burglaries took place in the Happy Valley area in March, all involving buildings with scaffolding erected outside for maintenance work.

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