HONG KONG: Fifteen designer handbags – 14 Hermes and one YSL – were stolen from a pop-up shop in Hong Kong’s financial district on Monday (Dec 4) morning after its display window was smashed.
The shop, which opened on Oct 24, is a pop-up store for online luxury bazaar Guiltless that sells second-hand items. The company was founded by Yen Kuok, the daughter of Malaysian billionaire Robert Kuok.
The stolen handbags are worth a total of about HK$1.44 million (US$184,000).
A security guard discovered the damaged window of the store on Queen’s Road Central and called the police at 7.49am, according to a South China Morning Post report.
“The display window of the store at Man Yee Building shopping centre was found broken, and the shop had been ransacked. A one-metre sledgehammer was also found inside the store,” according to the SCMP report citing a police spokeswoman.
After viewing security camera footage, officers are searching for three suspects.
“Three masked men used a hammer to break the display window of the store at about 6.30am before entering,” the source said, adding that the raid took less than a minute. Two of the burglars were also wearing hats.
So far, no one has been arrested.