In Korea, thieves target textbooksBy Nathan Schwartzman Jan 09, 2013 12:23PM UTC
Source article in Korean is at this link.
Police are investigating after a report that a group of textbooks were stolen from a high school in Daejeon.
According to the Daegu Metropolitan Police Agency, at approximately 3pm on December 22 of last year at a high school the Gwanjeo-dong neighborhood, an unknown man and two women who appeared to be teenagers stole hundreds of textbooks and reference books belonging to students.
Investigators found that they entered the school on Saturday, taking advantage of the fact that students were gone, and evaded the security guard to enter classrooms and remove the books from lockers before escaping in a truck.
Students entering their senior year appear to be the main victims.
The school and the security agency both searched for the thieves, and confirmed that they made a report to police on the 7th, nearly two weeks after the fact.
Police are investigating closed-circuit camera footage and ascertaining the full extent of the theft.