The shop in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, which was robbed. Photo: Google Maps
The shop in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, which was robbed. Photo: Google Maps

Two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with a robbery involving HK$23 million (US$2.93 million) worth of jewelry and watches in Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui in early July.

On Monday night, a 17-year-old unemployed man was arrested in Tin Shui Wai in the New Territories. He is suspected of threatening staff in the shop with a baton during the robbery, the Sing Tao Daily reported.

The young man was hooded and handcuffed and was escorted back to the shop, at the junction of Haiphong Road and Hankow Road, to reconstruct the crime on Tuesday.

Police also raided an apartment in Yat Tung Estate in Tung Chung on Lantau Island and arrested a 20-year-old unemployed Pakistani man suspected of being armed with a knife and threatening staff in the jewelry shop.

Last Thursday, police arrested a 27-year-old man in a hotel room in Tin Shui Wai. He was charged with one count of conspiracy to rob and one count of arson. He had suffered burns to his arm and legs and was being treated at Tuen Mun Hospital and was absent from court last week.

The man’s girlfriend, 23, turned herself in on Friday and was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting the robbers. She was released on bail pending further investigations.

The gang carried out the daylight robbery at the VIP VIP Watch & Jewellery store on Haiphong Road on July 1, getting away with jewelry and watches worth about HK$23 million. The robbery took less than 90 seconds.

Police said a local man was on the run and the stolen goods had not been recovered, Oriental Daily reported.