▲ Person A getting off the stolen truck and approaching a taxi

Police arrested a 40-year-old man who broke the window of a parked car and stole money inside.

Daejeon Jungbu Police Station announced today (17th) that they had arrested a man in his 40s on charges of special theft, etc.

Person A is charged with smashing the windows of 8 taxis and 1 car parked in Jung-gu and Seo-gu, Daejeon for two days from the 8th, and stealing 6 million won worth of cash and precious metals inside.

Person A was found to have committed theft while riding a stolen truck (worth 14 million won) two days before the crime.

He was previously released from prison in March after serving a sentence for a similar crime.

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Person A is known to have stated in the police investigation, "I did it to go back to prison."

A police official said, "We plan to hand over Mr. A to the prosecution within tomorrow," and said, "To prevent crime, do not leave cash or other valuables in the vehicle, and if damage occurs, please report it to the police immediately."

(Photo = provided by Daejeon Provincial Police Agency, Yonhap News)