Police have arrested seven people suspected of being involved in at least 10 burglary cases over the past few months.
The four men and three women, aged between 16 and 47, are believed to belong to a local burglary syndicate which has stolen more than HK$4.6 million worth of valuables from various residential apartments.
Officers say they were “opportunists” who usually entered the residential buildings pretending to be visitors or renovation workers.
Three of the suspects were arrested in Yuen Long last night after their seven-seater car crashed through a fence into a river while they were being chased by the police.
The rest of the suspects, meanwhile, were arrested near the scene or at their homes.
Over HK$1 million worth of stolen goods, such as jewellery and watches, have been recovered so far.