Local media reports that a seasoned South Korean thief with too common name Pak entered homes of Mongolia’s nouveau rich in closed- gated community of Nukht and stole about two dozen golden Buddha statues worth more than 400 thousand US dollars.
It is alleged that Pak entered 6 homes that belonged to people like Chinbat, gold mine boss and owner of Gatsuurt LLC and Mongol TV, Gundalai, former lawmaker and an unidentified police officer, Orgil, businessman through broken windows.
The report says Pak already managed to ship some of the golden statues to South Korea. During the crime, Pak disabled alarm security system and CCTV camera of these homes.
The stolen Buddha statues are estimated to worth more than 400 thousand US dollars.
Nukht is far from downtown UB and is in mountain valley isolated from traffic and population concentration and home of private homes owned by Mongolia’s famous and rich.
The case is now under investigation by 2nd police department of the Khan-Uul district of Ulaanbaatar.