A 30-year-old man from mainland China is being questioned by police over a burglary at a villa in Discovery Bay on Lantau Island in which valuables worth about US$3,000 were reported missing. They are also checking his possible connection with other robberies.
The occupant returned home at 2pm on Sunday to find the villa on Siena Avenue had been ransacked and alerted police, the Oriental Daily reported.
Officers spotted the suspect nearby and searched his backpack, finding two crowbars, three pairs of gloves and a face mask. They also found some Hong Kong banknotes and $3,000 in US banknotes.
The crime investigation unit at Lantau North Police Station is investigating the case.