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 reporters.
"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.