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Thief caught after forgetting credit card

The Local/pvs · 28 Mar 2011, 09:57

Published: 28 Mar 2011 09:57 GMT+02:00

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The alleged thief is suspected of taking the opportunity to pilfer a number of electronic items while his application for a refund was being processed at a branch of Netonnet on Saturday, reported the local Uppsala Nya Tidning daily.

Staff discovered the impromptu heist later that day when they noted that some boxes had been opened. After studying the surveillance film taken in the store they were able to watch how the 53-year-old helped himself to the contents of the boxes.

When the man left the store and returned home with his ill-gotten gains, he discovered however that he had forgotten his credit card at the returns desk.

The man elected that his best available course of action was to return to the store the following day to reclaim his credit card.

The absent-minded thief was however met by staff prepared for his arrival and who promptly called the police, leading to his arrest.

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Police have now searched the man's apartment and car but the stolen goods have not been recovered, the newspaper reported.

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Your comments about this article

11:50 March 28, 2011 by darky
Where are those my buddies who believe every abnormal act is done by immigrants? Is this 53years old also an immigrant? lol
12:59 March 28, 2011 by duncs
where does it say that he wasn't?
14:47 March 28, 2011 by Syftfel
We must now the assume that alleged thief is an alien. For had he been Swedish, more information about the presumed perpetrator would have been given. Deportation anyone?
15:30 March 28, 2011 by stillwatersrd
No where is it written that thieves are smarter than average. A greater sense of entitlement, perhaps.
19:23 March 28, 2011 by helveeta
No name=immigrant. It's not fair to Swedish people, they are named and photographed by the press even if they are only suspects in a crime. It's the censorship I don't like, not the fact that they are immigrants to all of you idiots who will start calling the race card.
01:13 March 29, 2011 by jbat
wait wait wait...

Whose immigrants here? Why on earth many white people here who are not Swedish think there are not immigrant? Is Sweden is a part of USA? or USA now own entire world and thats why many US citizens think this way...

Swedesmith.. Uncle and et al... you must know better about this issue right :-)

03:18 March 29, 2011 by Da Goat
they should have just charged the ill gotten gains onto his credit card and calmly returned It, then waited for him to hit the roof at the end of the month then arrested him!

reminds me of a guy who robbed the local golf club and forgot his flashlight which had his name on it! Go it Timmy torch (his new nickname)
07:56 March 29, 2011 by zerotolerancenow
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