Getaway car used in high-end watch heist found near Shing Mun Reservoir

Police said on Tuesday said they found a vehicle they believe was abandoned by the gang that robbed a Causeway Bay watch shop of 70 high-end timepieces worth HK$13 million.

The news came one day after all six alleged gang members were arrested in Causeway Bay and Mong Kok, with some 36 of the 70 stolen watches recovered.

The force said the getaway car was found near the Shing Mun Reservoir in Tsuen Wan. Officers also seized what appeared to be a handgun inside the vehicle compartment.

The robbery that happened on Wednesday saw four of the gang bursting into Tse's Collection on Lockhart Road at 1.05pm and threatening two staff with a suspected firearm, a knife, and a hammer.

Police said the gang has snatched around 70 watches worth about HK$13 million, including brands such as Rolex and Audemars Piguet.