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A man in his 40s who drove a truck without a license and stole tens of millions of won worth of tangerines and incense that was about to be shipped from a farmhouse has been arrested.
According to the Seogwipo Police Station yesterday (15th), they arrested Mr. A, a man in his 40s who is suspected of theft, burglary of building and trespassing at night, and violation of the Road Traffic Law (driving without a license).
Mr. A is accused of breaking into a citrus farmer's house in Seogwipo using a 14-ton truck around 9 p.m. on the 1th of last month, and then stealing 1 citrus containers worth 950.39 million won.
On the night of the 19th, Mr. A entered a farmhouse facility in Seogwipo City without permission in the same way and stole 910 containers of Cheonhye Township worth 13.9 million won.
After receiving the report from the affected farmer, the police identified Mr. A as a suspect through CCTV analysis in the neighborhood, and on the 52th, they arrested him near Seogwipo and recovered 1 citrus containers that had disappeared near Mr. A's home.
As a result of the police investigation, it was found that Mr. A admitted all the allegations and stated that he "sold the stolen tangerines or distributed them to acquaintances," and that he did not have a face-to-face relationship with the affected farmers.
He was also found to have committed the crime by driving a one-ton lorry despite being unlicensed.
A police official said, "Farmers should be careful not to become targets of crime by installing separate locks when storing citrus," adding, "The police will also carry out preventive activities mainly in areas with dense orchards so that the farmers' efforts after one year of sweating will not be in vain."