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Thief Returns Woman’s Possessions, Apologizes
August 5, 2011
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A New Hampshire thief has stunned the cops and the 60-something woman he stole from by politely (and personally) returning the items he took. Police in Plaistow, N.H. are looking for the robber, who allegedly stole a GPS unit and $90 in cash from the woman when she was at the supermarket. She stepped away from her cart, and when she returned her wallet and GPS were gone.

The wallet showed up at a post office later, but it was missing $90. Then, about a week later, a man rang the victim's door bell. He said "I'm sorry," handed the woman a package, and ran away. Inside were her GPS with a new cord and $100 cash, as well as a note of apology. The police suspect the thief got her address from the wallet.

"I tell you this will not happen again and I am sorry a million times over," the man wrote. Police are still searching for the suspect, who is captured in this surveillance image, and who signed off simply as "Stupid." But also, you have to admit, kind of sweet.


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