A foreign teacher in Gyeongsan, in the eastern outskirts of Daegu, was arrested in late April for a crime spree that appears to have included robbing a convenience store, gambling at the city's foreign-only casino, and smoking a whole ton of cigarettes.
On the evening of April 21, the Korean-American teacher who taught English at an afterschool program at a local elementary school, entered a convenience store in the Gyeongsan area and proceeded to threaten the female store worker to hand over 600,000 won in cash, plus a carton of smokes.
Police claim that the suspect was allegedly drunk at the time, later swapped clothing and at some point, went to the casino, where he purchased 200,000 won worth in casino tokens. The suspect then proceeded to work at his school for the next few days, until the police were able to gain clues to determining his identity via CCTV and feedback from the store worker.
According to the store worker, he was concealed with cap and sunglasses to mask his face, but she noted his lack of Korean proficiency which helped police narrow the search to local foreign residents in the area.