A luxury villa in Deep Water Bay on Hong Kong was broken into on Monday and police have launched a hunt to find the burglar.

At 10 am, a 31-year-old domestic worker employed at a luxury villa on Deep Water Bay Road found one of the sliding doors near the swimming pool had been forced open, Sing Tao Daily reported.

She immediately checked the house and found two safes in the master room had been forced open and the room had been ransacked. Her employer and his family were out of town on vacation and it was unknown how many valuables were taken.

The domestic worker immediately informed the security guard and her employer. They then reported the case to police. She told police she and another worker had checked the doors and window before they went to bed at 10 pm on Sunday night.

Officers have launched a search for the culprits. The luxury villa is one of the properties belonging to Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok Hock Nien. A Chilian and his family are the tenant of the house.