Police hunt two robbers after HK$5-million jewelry heist
Video shows it took the pair just 30 seconds to get away with six diamond jewelry pieces, after threatening the 20 staff and customers inside the shop with knife
Police are hunting two men after a robbery took place in a jewelry shop in Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui on Wednesday night.
Two men wearing face masks and caps raided the Prince Jewellery and Watch on the third level of Ocean Centre at 7pm. The shop is in the Harbour City shopping mall, Ta Kung Pao reported.
One man, who carried a knife, pointed to customers in the shop and yelled in Cantonese, “Don’t move!”, while the other used a hard object to prise open the display window.
The man then took six pieces of pieces of jewelry – two diamond rings, one diamond bracelet, two diamond necklaces and another diamond jewelry piece – worth around HK$5 million (US$637,174) in total and escaped.
There was reportedly about 20 staff and customers inside the shop and it took 30 seconds to do the heist, according to a video clip that the Apple Daily posted.
The two suspects left the mall and ran towards to the direction of another mall named the Gateway.
Officers were deployed in the area to search for the suspects but no one was arrested.
Officers from the crime squad at Tsim Sha Tsui were investigating surveillance camera footage at the shopping malls and from the buildings in the area.