Jewelry thief arrested after leaving name, address behind

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Jewelry thief arrested after leaving name, address behind
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Police in the Bavarian town of Obernburg had little trouble tracking down a woman who made off with valuables worth thousands of euros. According to a police report, the thief left her name and address with the store clerk before fleeing.


The 38-year-old woman made her getaway after grabbing a tray filled with gold and silver jewelry from a glass case on Thursday afternoon. The total worth of the stolen goods was estimated at about €10,000.

But shortly before the theft occurred, the woman gave the store clerk a bracelet to have cleaned, whereby she provided her full name and even her address.

"Officers with the Obernburg Police had an easy job with the subsequent search," a report posted Friday on the Bavarian police website said.

After the woman fled the shop, the store clerk informed police and provided them with a full description of the woman.

Shortly afterward, the woman was arrested. She was on her way home at the time. Though police seized some of the stolen jewelry from the woman's car, she initially denied having robbed the store.

After a phone call with her lawyer, the woman confessed to the crime and led officers to the nearby community of Elsenfeld, where she had left the rest of the jewelry and watches.

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