Taipei-South Korean national Cho Jun-ki, suspected of burglarizing the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) headquarters, was unaware of the building's political affiliations when he broke in, Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) officials said on Friday.
Cho stole NT$90,000 (US$2,984) from the DPP headquarters earlier this month. Apple Daily suggested that he could be an international spy given that he had targeted the China Affairs Department within the party's headquarters.
The CIB said Friday, however, that Cho picked the DPP building at random after leaving the nearby Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel because it was the most eye-catching building in the area.
After he got through security, Cho made his way to the eighth floor where he looked inside drawers but did not tamper with any computers or electronic documents, the bureau noted.
Officials added that there were no hard drives, USBs, or electronic documents on Cho when he was apprehended.
The South Korean suspect, who is now in prison, is a fugitive wanted in several countries, including South Korea and the Philippines.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel