The jeweller, Carl-Fredrik Forsell, was able to act as if nothing was in the least bit out of the ordinary despite having been offered his wife’s jewellery which had been stolen from their home the night before.
Forsell asked the unsuspecting 54-year-old fence to return the following day when he would have time to value the items promising him that he would receive a couple of thousand kronor.
He then called the police.
“I noticed immediately that it was my wife’s jewellery. I actually shouted ‘bingo!’ when the man had left” Forsell told Hallands Nyheter.
But before the hapless 54-year-old could return to sell the jewellery police had managed to arrest the man, and his 46-year-old accomplice, who it emerged had carried out the raid on the couple’s home.
The 54-year-old told Varberg District Court that he had handled the goods on behalf of the 46-year-old, who in turn claimed that he had been given the items by an unknown man outside a hotel in the town.
The 46-year-old has now been convicted and sentenced to nine months for theft while his 54-year-old accomplice has been given a probationary sentence.