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Burglars caught after robbing 5 Shanghai homes

POLICE have caught the two burglars who robbed five homes in Changning, Minhang and Pudong districts last month and recovered about 50,000 yuan (US$7,829) of stolen items, officers said today.

Following the clues provided by victims and surveillance videos, officers caught the two men in a hotel in Minhang. The two suspects also stole jewelry, cameras and cash from hotel rooms on August 30.

Police said the two men climbed bare-footed through unclosed windows into the victims' apartments and ran away by the stairs in the building.

One of them was wanted by police in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province for thefts. They are now in police detention while their case is under investigation, police said.


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