Swedish police give gang of left shoe thieves the boot
TT/The Local · 3 Jan 2010, 09:19
Published: 03 Jan 2010 09:19 GMT+01:00
Two 50-something year-old men have been arrested for stealing a total of seven single shoes, reported Sydsvenskan newspaper.
On Saturday afternoon, staff members at a Malmö shopping center witnessed two men stealing several left shoes worth a total of 10,000 kronor ($1,400). When the footwear thieves returned to the store several hours later, they were arrested by police.
According to detective Stig Möller of the Malmö police, it is not an uncommon modus operandi. The thieves will first steal the left shoes in Sweden and then travel to Denmark to steal their right counterparts.
On Saturday night, police searched men's car for the missing footwear.