Between 80 and 100 watches worth around HK$10 million were stolen from Causeway Bay boutique by four armed robbers on Wednesday afternoon. The suspects are still on the loose, police said.
Four Cantonese-speaking men entered Tse’s Collection, which sits at the corner of Lockhart Road and Canal Road East, at around 1 p.m., police said during a press briefing in the late afternoon.
“Three of the robbers used what were believed to be a handgun, a knife and a hammer to threaten the two employees at the shop, demanding that they hand over the key to the window display,” said Cheung Ka-wing, Chief Inspector of Regional Crime Unit.
Cheung said the men snatched around 80 to 100 luxury watches with a total value of around HK$10 million from the shelves.
The suspects stayed in the shop for around three minutes before they got into a private car parked on Jaffe Road and fled the scene, police said.
When asked if the pistol used by one of the robbers was a real one, Cheung said police could not confirm at this point, but “it looked like a handgun.”
The store had a security system, Cheung said. “After the robbers left, the employees activated the anti-theft system.”
Police said no one was injured in the incident, adding they were hunting for the suspects and the vehicle they used to escape.
Police urged anyone who witnessed the robbery or with tips to get in contact.
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