Police are hunting for a burglar who broke into a mansion in Repulse Bay on Hong Kong Island owned by tycoon Stanley Ho’s wife and stole goods on the first day of the year.
A 54-year-old domestic worker called police on Tuesday morning after she noticed windows in the residence on 4 Repulse Bay Road had been forced open and a room had been ransacked, Headline Daily reported.
After an initial investigation, the domestic worker found she lost valuables, including jewelry worth about HK$20,000 (US$2,552) and three handbags worth about HK$6,000.
The luxury mansion belongs to Angela Leong On-kei, the managing director of Macau gaming operator SJM Holdings and the fourth wife of Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun.
Leong and her family members moved out of the mansion as it was under renovation, leaving the domestic worker to take care of the house. No valuables belonging to Leong were reported lost. Police searched the neighborhood but did not find any suspects.
This was the second time the mansion had been broken into, the Oriental Daily reported. In 2016, burglars broke into the house, which was also under renovation then, and stole some gold and silver coins. A domestic worker reported the case to the police while Leong was out of town.