Two diplomats from Pakistan’s Embassy in South Korea have been caught shoplifting at a store in Seoul.
Police staff from Yongsan Police Station said the two were caught stealing items worth 11,000 won and 1,900 won at the same store in Itaewon, Yongsan District, on different dates.
According to Korea Times, the police report mentioned that the first shoplifting on January 10 and the second on February 23.
After the hat was stolen, an employee at the store filed a police report shortly afterward, and the law enforcement authorities identified the suspect through CCTV footage as a 35-year-old diplomat of the Pakistan Embassy.
Following an investigation, officers closed the case without booking the suspect because of the offenders holding diplomatic immunity.
Under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, diplomats and their families may avoid arrest, detention or indictment under certain laws of their host country.
The police noted that the store owner did not wish for punishment as a colleague of the diplomat paid for the item following the investigation.
Pakistan Ambassador to South Korea Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said the Pakistan embassy is cooperating with the local police as far as investigations are concerned.