Hours after sharing a drink with a female stranger he met on the street, a local property manager in Hong Kong woke up with a missing gold necklace and some cash.
Local authorities are now on the lookout for the thief, a Mandarin-speaking, petite woman presumed to be aged between 40 and 50, reports South China Morning Post.
Based on the police report, the 48-year-old unnamed victim was drinking with friends at around midnight after he arrived in Hong Kong from a business trip in Shenzhen.
At around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, the already heavily intoxicated man was alone when he was approached by the woman — then wearing a red dress — on Lockhart Road near Fenwick Street, in Wan Chai.
After buying some beer at a nearby convenience store, the pair took a taxi to Deep Water Bay Beach on Island Road, Aberdeen.
“Half an hour after they reached the beach, he drank some beer and fell asleep,” a source from the local police was quoted as saying.
He woke up about three hours later to find the woman already gone with his gold necklace worth 70,000 Hong Kong dollars ($9,000), and cash amounting to around $6,500 Hong Kong dollars ($830) also missing.
The victim was able to contact the police with the help of a passerby. While the authorities conducted an immediate search, the woman is still yet to be found.
With the possibility of having been drugged, the victim was later taken to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai to be examined.
The incident is currently under investigation, with another police source saying they will be looking into similar cases, hoping to find other past victims who might have failed to file a police report.
Cases of mainland Chinese women reportedly using the promise of sex to victimize men have been going on in the area, according to the police sources.