A burglar in Nanjing was found to have been squatting in two separate mansions while the owners were away after he uploaded pictures of the lavish homes online and boasted about his luxurious life.
According to the police, the “mansion thief” would break into empty homes and take everything he needed first. When he felt that the owner might not be back soon, he would live in the mansion as if it was his own house.
One of the mansions’ owners, surnamed Liu, said that he saw a stranger in his house when he got home on the evening of April 30. The man jumped from the second floor to the yard and dropped some stolen money on the way.
Liu recalled that the thief was cooking when he got home, and had seemingly searched every drawer in the house. Some foreign currencies were missing, two bottles of beer were emptied and even a book had been taken.
The “mansion thief” shared photos of the luxury villas through online platforms such as WeChat and QQ, bragging that he bought a new house after earning a fortune through stock investments.
One of the photos his posted online read, “Hand injured. Cannot practice piano playing as usual.”
Police suspect that he took the photo in the second mansion he broke into, after he’d injured his hand jumping from the second floor of the other one.
[Images via Youku video]
By Joyce Ng