Two Vietnamese men were arrested in Stanley on Hong Kong Island on Thursday on suspicion of burglary attempts and other offenses, but a third man escaped.

At 10pm, when officers from the emergency unit of the Hong Kong Island Regional Police Headquarters conducted an anti-crime patrol in Southern District, they found three men looking suspicious and wandering around the area of Tai Tam Road, Oriental Daily reported.

Officers intercepted two of them, aged 30 and 46, but the third man managed to escape.

Police say they discovered a forged Hong Kong identity card, a temporary-stay permit of an unidentified person, and a pair of gloves inside their backpacks.

After an initial investigation, police believed that the 30-year-old man was an illegal immigrant. Both men were arrested on suspicion of burglary-related offenses, illegally entry to Hong Kong, possession of forged identification documents, and possessions of tools for burglary.

Meanwhile, a luxury villa on Repulse Bay Road on Hong Kong Island was reported on Saturday to have been ransacked, Sing Tao Daily reported.

After an initial investigation, officers believed that the burglars climbed over the balcony and broke into the house. A safe with HK$300,000 (US$38,400) and some jewelry inside was reported missing.

The occupant of the villa was out of town. The domestic worker informed a friend of the occupant about the burglary and reported it to the police.

No arrest has been made so far.