Briefs | Three Mongolians arrested for stealing


Two men and a woman from Mongolia have been arrested by the Public Security Police Force on allegations of stealing at two shopping malls located in Cotai. They were all forwarded to the Public Prosecutions Office. A security guard at one of the two shopping malls first reported the loss of three cosmetic goods items which amounted to MOP4,400, to the police. After reviewing surveillance camera footage, officers discovered the male thief and his associate. The police subsequently received a separate report on the loss of clothing pieces amounting to MOP4,600 at the other mall. A female suspect was caught on site. The three people were all staying in the same room at a Taipa hotel.

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