Should I use a definite article or a possessive article?

Hi! How do you feel? :lol:

My question:

Should I use a definite article or a possessive
in the following sentence?

Imagine someone, for instance, steals people
every day.

E.X. He laughs at HIS/THE victims after
stealing all their money.

They are his victims, but not really his victims, right? That?s why I hesitate. It?s not as when for instance, we talk about our own dog:

It?s MY dog.

Thanks a lot!

Jes?s

He laughs at HIS/THE victims after
stealing all their money.

If you use the definite article, we are not sure if they have been victims of something/someone else before being stolen.

Now, using the possessive adjective defines that: we know they are his victims and what he did to them. Mind you, he could also have done something else to them before stealing their money and laughing at them!