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Thieves steal 60 luxury watches in smash-and-grab heist

Police in Hong Kong are on the hunt for three suspects who stole dozens of luxury watches in a smash-and-grab heist.

In under 20 seconds, the masked gang snatched about 60 high-end timepieces, including ones from Rolex and Tudor, when the shop was open.

The stolen watches are said to be worth over HKD $1,000,000 (£92,000), according to a shopkeeper who was minding the store. 

Security camera footage in front of a watch shop captures the 19-second heist in Hong Kong

Three masked men walks up to the shop and use a hammer to break the glass display window 

Three masked men walks up to the shop and use a hammer to break the glass display window 

A 19-second CCTV footage has captured how the three men broke the glass window display with a hammer before snatching the watches. 

The rest of the watches in the window display were left scattering on the floor after the thieves ran away from the scene, as the video shows.

According to local news media, HK01, the gang broke into the watch shop, called ‘Yee Suk Gong Watch and Jewellrey’, at around 9pm on Tuesday.

The store is situated on the Yat San street in Yuen Long and has been open for five years, said the report.  

Mr Yip was working in the shop at the time. He called the police after realising the watches had been stolen.

Mr Yip told the police that the watches were worth over HKD $1,000,000.

In less than 20 seconds, the three men grabbed as many as 60 luxury watches into their bags

In less than 20 seconds, the three men grabbed as many as 60 luxury watches into their bags

The watches, including ones from Rolex and Tudor, are worth over HKD $1,000,000 (£92,000)

The watches, including ones from Rolex and Tudor, are worth over HKD $1,000,000 (£92,000)

The remaining watches can be seen scattering on the floor after the thieves escaped

The remaining watches can be seen scattering on the floor after the thieves escaped

After receiving the report, Yuen Long police immediately blocked the surrounding area in a bid to track down the suspects. However, the suspects managed to escape. 

The police said the three men have dark skin. One man is about 1.7 metres tall (5.7 ft), and was wearing a dark-coloured sweater. Another man was wearing a blue vest and a black jacket. A third man was wearing a black sweater.

The case is under investigation. 



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