According to the Busan Jin Police station on Monday, a 16-year-old surnamed Park and two 17-year-olds surnamed Kim and Choi were booked without detention on suspicion of special larceny and intimidation.
|(Busan Jin Police station)|
Park is accused of stealing cash and cigarettes worth some 20 million won on 28 occasions. Most of the alleged crimes took place at night, including one incident at a market in Busan on Jan. 14 at 2:30 a.m.
On the same day, Kim is accused of stealing some 2 million won worth of cash and cigarettes from two stores and a motorcycle from a pedestrian. Choi is accused of knowingly possessing stolen cigarettes.
The police arrested the suspects at a motel in Bujeon-dong, Busan, where they lived, after analyzing footage from nearby closed-circuit televisions. Some 200 packs of cigarettes were confiscated.
By Kim Hye-soo (firstname.lastname@example.org)