Police have detained a 35-year-old mainland man allegedly found on the premises of Paisano’s pizza bar in Discovery Bay.
Lantau police say caught the suspect following a series of local burglaries over previous days, including at Bookazine and the Peony Restaurant at the Discovery Bay Residents’ Club.
Plainclothes police had identified the suspect through CCTV and local intelligence.
The mainlander, who was in Hong Kong illegally, appeared in West Kowloon Magistrates Court on September 4 and is now on remand awaiting legal advice.
He is expected to appear in court again in October. The case, if it goes ahead, will be transferred to District Court.