The spate of break-ins around Sai Kung continued last night, when two adjoining houses near Sheung Yeung Village were burgled one after the other. Around 9:00 pm a domestic helper at 981 Clearwater Bay Road alerted police to a broken window and some minor ransacking. Although it transpired that nothing of value had been taken, the police noticed that the window of the adjoining property had been forced open.
When the entered they found that that house had been ransacked as well, and it was determined that watches, handbags and jewellery had gone missing.
Police later searched for the thieves, including setting up roadblocks along the main road and called in a Flying Service helicopter to assist the search in the surrounding hills, using its powerful searchlights, but the culprits were not sighted. No-one has been arrested as of this afternoon.
Local media report that after the police arrived at the scene they looked at CCTV footage, and found that the culprits had been caught touching a blue and white vase, but did not steal it. Later the police took the vase for investigation.