Bowling balls give away serial bag snatcher

Police have found 75 stolen bags at the home of a 53-year-old woman in southern Sweden. She was caught after she was seen struggling with an unusually heavy bag - which turned out to belong to the Swedish national ladies' bowling team.

The woman had stolen the bags from the train connecting southern Sweden to Copenhagen Airport. The woman had specially adapted a bicycle to carry the bags she stole from the train.

But the bowling team’s bag, which contained two 15 kilo balls, was too heavy for her bike, and she was caught dragging the bag to a taxi rank. Later investigations at the woman’s home turned up a further 75 stolen bags.