Muggers looted over Rs 84.8 million from a Hong Kong social media influencer after she flaunted her wealth online.
According to details, 25-year-old So Mei-yan, who has 86,000 followers on Instagram, became famous for showing off her luxury lifestyle. Sharing details of the incident, Mei-yan said that three men burst into her home in Hong Kong with knives while she and her son were sleeping. They tied her, her six-month-old baby boy and his 45-year-old nanny up and then robbed her blind.
Following the incident, she appealed to thousands of her followers for help and to bring the robbers to justice, offering £194,000 as an incentive.
In a statement, police said: “As the doorbell rang, the maid opened the door and three men rushed into the unit.”
As per reports, Mei-yan was sleeping in the master bedroom of her flat while her baby was in the sitting room with the helper at the time of the incident.
The police spokesman then said that two of the robbers were either carrying a ‘fruit knife or a wooden rod.’
The robbers then tied her and the child’s helper up with the tape and pushed them into the babies room, where one stood guard and the other two searched the flat.
But the robbers became increasingly frustrated when they couldn’t find any cash and returned to Mei-yan, punching her in the face and repeating their demands.
Mei-yan went on to explain, “One of them returned and pulled my hair asking where I put my money.”
It is thought that the robbers could have gained all the information about her wealth via her social media account where she is famous for flaunting her goods.
Eventually the displeased thieves settled for her luxury items which she says were worth hundreds of thousands.
After the thieves had left, she managed to wriggle out of her restraints and call the police.