Man Held for Robbing Celebrity Couple

Police on Monday arrested a man suspected of robbing the holiday home of a celebrity couple Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young, more than 50 days after the robbery.

Gapyeong police in Gyeonggi Province on Monday said a 62-year-old man identified by his surname Han was arrested for breaking into Jang and Ko’s holiday home and stealing three cameras in the evening of March 4.

Police are also tracking down an accomplice.

According to the police, Han, who has prior convictions for robbery, conspired with the accomplice, whom he had met in jail, and staked out the holiday complex two days before the burglary to change the direction of the CCTV camera.

Han reportedly told the police that he did not know that the house belonged to the actors, and after it was reported in the news he threw the three cameras into the Soyang River in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 29, 2014 13:31 KST