Search

FREE GoGoDragon! stickers in today's EDP and Evening News!

Click here

Can I have my wallet back - I think I might have dropped it while I was robbing your shop...

14:01 12 February 2014

Police in King

Police in King's Lynn arrested a shoplifter, after he returned to the scene of the crime to ask for his wallet back.

Archant © 2004

A thief was arrested after he returned to the shop he stole from to ask for his wallet back.

shares

Police said the 27-year-old made off with meat worth £26 from a Lidl in King’s Lynn.

Shortly afterwards, store staff found a wallet in the car park of the Austin Street branch.

Then a man offered to return the stolen meat if he could have it back. Staff put two and two together and detained the man, until police arrived.

In an e-mail to town centre businesses Supt Carl Edwards, the area’s policing commander, said the man qualified for his “most short-sighted criminal of the week award”.

He added: “You’ll be pleased to know he got his wallet back, and was issued with a caution but only after a stay in our cells.”

shares

Most Read

Campaigns

Most Commented

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 14°C

Listen to the latest weather forecast

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the EDP
digital edition

Subscribe

Broads Outdoor Festival

cover

Enjoy the Broads
Outdoor Festival
digital edition

Read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Enjoy the Eating Out
in the Broads
digital edition

Read

Great Days Out

cover

Enjoy the Great Days
Out digital edition

Read

Get Into Summer

cover

Enjoy the Get Into
Summer digital edition

Read