Robber pretending to be a delivery driver caught by citizens


A 40-year-old man who pretended to be a delivery driver and ran into a house with a knife has been arrested. It was the neighbors who took the risk.

Reporter Ha Jeong-yeon reported.

A man running down an alley with a box in one hand threatens the people following him with a weapon.

He repeatedly fights back and forth, and even wields a weapon at the person who blocks him.

At around 5:50 pm on the 20th, a report was received that a couple in their 60s had been stabbed with a knife at a house in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province.

A man in his 40s, who tricked him as a delivery driver to open the door, demanded money and wielded a weapon.

Mr. A stole 200,000 won in cash and ran away, but people around him chased after him.

Confused, Mr. A stole a car that started and tried to run away, but was stopped by a citizen’s base,

[최 모 씨/시민 : 시동이 걸린 상태였는데 제가 생각하다 타이어휠에다가 드라이버를 꽂게 됐어요. 흉기 들었다기에 겁이 나서 그걸 들고 갔는데….]

Another citizen pulled Mr. A from the driver’s seat.

As the citizens surrounded the man, he tried to enter the store as quickly as possible, but when the owner of the store blocked the door, he was overpowered by the citizens on the spot.

The police applied for an arrest warrant for A on charges of robbery, theft, and special injury.

Mr. A said that it was because of the hardships of his life.

The police are reviewing ways to reward citizens for catching A.

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