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Man sought for MH370 passenger bank account theft

A man accused of stealing from the bank accounts of passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is being sought by police.

Children sign and MH370 memorial board. Credit: Reuters

The Pakistani national is thought to be involved in theft of almost £21,000 from the bank accounts of two Chinese passengers according to a statement from the Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crime Investigation Department.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Tajuddin Md Isa said: "We are still trying to locate the man," adding that it was thought he was living in Malaysia illegally.

He added that the man had no prior criminal and was not thought to have left the country.

A female bank employee and her husband were arrested Thursday in connection with transferring the funds and are being detained during the investigation, according to investigators.