Liza Wang’s House is Robbed for the Third Time
Liza Wang’s (汪明荃) house on Silver Lake Road, Tseung Kwan O was robbed on July 22 at approximately 9 p.m. Liza’s total losses from the theft amounted to $3 million HKD, which included her wedding ring. The theft occurred while Liza was away on a trip and no one was hurt.
Thief Grabbed Safe and Jewelry
The break in occurred when Liza’s home caretaker took her dog out for a walk. The thief had a clear layout of the area, noticing nearby construction work and took those routes to avoid security cameras. Although Liza had cameras installed in her house, there were many blind spots which prevented the capture of the robber on tape.
The thief took Liza’s safe, which contained some cash and most of her expensive jewelry While most items are replaceable, the memories from her stolen wedding ring and gifts from her late mother and sister are irreplaceable. “My mom left me a brooch that I usually wear to promotion functions. I also had two pearl necklaces from my sister. They weren’t worth a lot but they’re the only tokens I have left of them; I’m very heartbroken!”
Three Robberies in Two Decades
Surprisingly, this was actually Liza’s third robbery in the last twelve years. The first two robberies occurred in 1991 and 1999 where $1 million HKD and $700,000 HKD worth of goods were stolen respectively. Liza’s second robbery resulted due to the lack of security measures around her apartment building. When her neighbor was robbed, Liza expressed that security in the area should be heightened in the area, but her voice was not heard. In fact, when the security guard was doing routine check ups, he left the front gates wide open, thus allowing the thief to enter freely.
Increase in Theft
The area where Liza currently resides is a popular destination for many actors as well, so it is not a surprise when thieves specifically target that part of town. In 2000 alone, both the advisor of ex-President of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, Tung Chee Hwa (董建華), and Eric Tsang (曾志偉) were robbed. Since Eric’s place was rented out, the losses were minimal.
In 2006, Eileen Yeow (姚瑩瑩) was sleeping at home when a burglar entered her house and stole $2,000 HKD in cash. Luckily, Eileen was not attacked and called the police immediately.
A leading cause with the increase in theft is speculated to be the rising number of illegal immigrants coming into Hong Kong. They would target the wealthy residential areas and then proceed to escape by climbing past the tall hillsides or by sea.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.