29 Aug '11, 6am

S.Korean burglar caught after police find his diary detailing his criminal exploits

SEOUL (AFP) - A South Korean burglar has been arrested after police found details of his criminal exploits recorded in his diary, complete with addresses he hit and entries such as 'Jackpot!', a detective said on Monday. The 42-year-old Seoul man, identified only as Kim, had stolen luxury bags, jewelry and electronic items worth 320 million won (S$359,470) from scores of houses and shops over the past six years. He was caught this month after a surveillance camera at an automated teller machine recorded him trying to withdraw money using a stolen credit card. Kim initially denied burglary, but admitted to the crime after police raided his home. Along with piles of stolen goods, they found a diary that contained details of his crimes, including addresses of the houses he had burgled and an assessment of whether each day's haul was good or bad. 'Kim marked on the diary 'Jack...

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