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HK$1 million worth of jewellery stolen in jade heist

A Sham Shui Po store fell victim to a jade heist on Thursday morning, resulting in the theft of HK$1 million worth of jewelry. Suspicions have arisen regarding a former customer who had visited the store a week prior to the crime.

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The incident unfolded shortly before 10 a.m. at a ground-floor establishment on Fuk Wing Street in Sham Shui Po. Upon her return to open the store for business, the female owner discovered that the lock on the sheet iron gate was missing.

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Upon further inspection, it was evident that the store had been ransacked. The owner promptly contacted the police for assistance.

Law enforcement officials conducted a preliminary inventory and determined that approximately $1 million worth of merchandise had been stolen, including a jade Buddha necklace valued at HK$70,000 and a gold ring purchased for HK$50,000.

The authorities collected evidence at the scene, classifying the incident as a burglary.

The store owner expressed suspicion that the perpetrator may be the individual who visited the store a week prior, showing interest in the jade and taking photographs of the products while asking numerous questions.

It was revealed that the store had previously specialized in toy sales and only began offering jade items approximately two years ago.

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