According to the Yongsan Police Station, the Marine followed a 43-year-old pedestrian on the streets of Hannam-dong in Seoul and stole his leather clutch bag after pushing him to the ground on Tuesday around 11:50 p.m.
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The bag contained a cell phone and 500,000 won ($447) in cash. The pedestrian broke his nose and bruised his knees from the fall.
Police tracked down and arrested the Marine the next day at 3:10 a.m. on a street 1 kilometer away from the initial crime scene.
The Marine has been turned over to the Marine Corps, and further investigation will be carried out.
By Park Jin-won (firstname.lastname@example.org)