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Jewelry thief arrested after leaving name, address behind

The Local · 22 Oct 2011, 16:08

Published: 22 Oct 2011 16:08 GMT+02:00

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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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Your comments about this article

19:28 October 22, 2011 by zeddriver
Dang! I hate it when I screw myself.
19:32 October 22, 2011 by Landmine
Stupid is as stupid does.... Typical criminal mentality!
21:51 October 22, 2011 by puisoh
I'm dumbfounded!
23:31 October 22, 2011 by mikel taylor
sounds like you may have found my X wife ,, unfortunately for me i never got any of the stuff back, did she have a tattoo of a black widow on her back??
20:09 October 24, 2011 by Jack Kerouac
Doesn't sound like she has much of a future as a professional criminal!
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