Around 17 lockers at the Kowloon East police headquarters were broken into on Sunday night, with at least HK$1,650 stolen, local media reported.

Kowloon East Regional Headquarters. Photo: Google Maps.

According to HK01, the burglary happened at a male changing room on the 11th floor. When a police officer returned to his locker after his shift at around 11pm, he found out the locker door had been prised open and he lost around HK$1,650. The officer reportedly checked the locker earlier that afternoon.

The officer then reported the incident and a primary investigation found that a total of 17 lockers had been broken into, and 10 of them showed evidence of being forced open, according to Sing Tao.

The newspaper cited sources in saying that a police officer had been arrested. However, the Police Public Relations Branch told HKFP that the Organised Crime Unit of the Kowloon East headquarters were investigating the incident and no one has been arrested yet.

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Almond Li

Almond Li is a Hong Kong-based journalist who previously worked for Reuters and Happs TV as a freelancer, and as a reporter at Hong Kong International Business Channel, Citizen News and Commercial Radio Hong Kong. She earned her Masters in Journalism at the University of Southern California. She has an interest in LGBT+, mental health and environmental issues.