Police warning after $50,000 haul from S. Lantau burglary

Lantau police have warned residents to secure their homes during the holiday season following a New Year break-in that netted thieves goods and cash worth more than HK$50,000.

Burglars entered a San Shek Wan home through an unlocked balcony door to steal HK$7,800 in cash and HK$45,000 in watches and jewellery in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

It is the only robbery over holiday period so far, but police remind residents to keep doors and windows locked.

“Don’t make it easy for thieves. Check that your locks are in good condition and ensure that you lock up at night and whenever you leave the house unattended,” Acting District Commander Kelvin Ho Ka-fai said.

If you have valuables, you may also consider a safe and a home security system, he added.

Police have begun a trial video surveillance system, known as Lantau Eyes, in local villages to deter thieves.

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