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Thief arrested for stealing from churches

By Ahn Sang-yool
  • Published : Jun 20, 2018 - 13:38
  • Updated : Jun 20, 2018 - 13:38

A man has been arrested for habitually stealing from churches.

Jeonju Deokjin Police Station in North Jeolla Province said Wednesday that it has arrested a 27-year-old man on the charge of burglary.

He is accused of stealing a laptop computer from a church in Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, around 4:30 p.m. on May 27.

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Since mid-May, the suspect had allegedly broken into nine different churches and taken laptops and bicycles worth an estimated 6.6 million won ($5,900).

He committed the crime only a week after he was released from prison, according to police.

During an investigation, the suspect claimed he needed money for living expenses and sold the goods online, police said.

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