Former Miss Hong Kong Chan Miao-ying's restaurant lost 350 thousand to burglary
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Kong Nam Kitchen business still as usual after the burglary
Former Miss Hong Kong, Chan Miao-ying abandons her entertainment career to establish a successful career Kingdom, who operates a restaurant in Sha Tin, which is discovered to be burglarized yesterday morning. The thief sneaked in by opening the back door glass window, and closed the back door window after stealing that police at one point suspected it was an "inside job". Eventually, police realized it was an "outside job". The shop is claiming a loss of about 350 thousand turnover.
Kong Nan Kitchen at Chik Fuk Street in Tai Wai opened last year, and it was opened for business as usual during the festive period, thus the restaurant had revenue from several day business and petty cash for changes. After closing the shop at midnight last night, staff left in batches. Close to five o'clock yesterday morning, the kitchen staff started work in the kitchen to prepare fresh food, during which when someone thought it was unusual to have the bookkeeping room door open, so staff checked, and found the safe was opened which the staff knew it was bad, therefore the staff immediately notified the person in charge to call the police. Police arrived at the scene to investigate and found no prying marks at the front and back doors, so they once believed it was an "inside job". The person in charge reported they suffered losses of 350,000 dollars.
After further investigation, Police at the scene found a two feet by 5 inches window frame on the back door was missing a piece of wood. If one removed the window frame, one could just reach into the restaurant to open the restaurant's back door door lock. Therefore, the police believed that the culprit was familiar with the environment, and that he was "responsible" to commit crime by damaging the wooden window frame to open the door, and placing the frame back in its relevant location when leaving. If it wasn't the piece of missing wood, the police would had to take a longer time to track how the culprit sneaked into the restaurant.
Chan Miao-ying, who was once a Miss Hong Kong, gave up acting career to be a businessman about 7 years ago through which established an image of a businesswoman in recent years, and received many business awards, from operating "Sense & Spirit" to business in different sectors, and investing over 20 million dollars last year to a number of chain restaurants that her wealth was worth millions of dollars.