Gang of 6 arrested after "regularly stealing" at the National Exhibition and Convention Center

Shanghai police said when the six were rounded up on September 22, two laptops, an SLR camera and five mobile phones, together worth over 90,000 yuan (US$14,000) were found.
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Six suspects have been held for stealing electronic devices from exhibitors at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.

Shanghai police said on Monday that when the six were rounded up on September 22, two laptops, an SLR camera and five mobile phones, together worth over 90,000 yuan (US$14,000) were found on the gang.

A suspect who allegedly received the stolen objects from the gang and sold them on was also caught.

Qingpu Police started investigation in May after they caught a suspect, a man surnamed Liu, at the exhibition center.

Liu was found to have once used another person’s identity card to check in at a hotel in Jiuting Town, Songjiang District, which the police suspected could be a regular den for thieves. Liu denied that he belonged to a gang.

The six suspects appeared at the hotel in July and then entered the exhibition center frequently over a three-day period when an exhibition of maternity products was being held, police said.

They added that the gang was arrested in late September at a residential neighborhood in Minhang District where they were attempting to sell objects stolen from the exhibition center.

Police advise exhibitors and visitors to take better care of electronic devices when attending exhibitions.


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