A man in his 60s who stole a fire hose pipe window while walking around an old apartment with insufficient CCTV installed was urgently arrested by the police.



The Gwangju Northern Police Department said that it was investigating the case of A (61), who was accused of stealing and selling hundreds of fire hoses.



From the 18th until recently, Mr. A is accused of stealing and selling about 490 fire hydrants stored in fire hydrants in 8 apartments in Buk-gu and Seo-gu, Gwangju.



A 'gwanchang (fire nozzle)' is a device attached to the front of the fire hose.



The police received a report on the 24th and 27th that 'the fire hydrant window installed in a number of apartments in Gwangju has disappeared', and started an investigation.



It is known that the apartments that Mr. A entered were aged 20 years after they were built, and there was no security device to control the access of outsiders, and CCTV was installed only on the first floor and elevators.



As a result of the investigation, it was found that Mr. A committed this crime by aiming at the fact that a gwanchang made of copper or brass is traded 7 to 8 times more expensive than general scrap.



The police also booked a junk dealer B, who bought a spear from Mr. A, on suspicion of acquiring stolen property, and recovered about half of the stolen quantity.



The police are planning to apply for an arrest warrant, considering that A has a similar criminal record and there is a high risk of recidivism.


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