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Thief caught by fingerprints on ramen

By Ahn Sang-yool
  • Published : Jan 22, 2018 - 14:57
  • Updated : Jan 22, 2018 - 14:57

A convenience store thief has been apprehended by fingerprints left behind on a container of ramen noodles.

(Yonhap)

The suspect was booked without detention Monday for allegedly threatening an employee and stealing 700,000 won ($650) in cash.

The alleged thief reportedly frightened the employee and took the cash after eating the ramen in the store, a representative from Busan Jin Police Station said. Police were then able to track him down from the fingerprints on the food container.

By Ahn Sang-yool (koolsangon@heraldcorp.com)