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Thief deposits loot with victim
April 15, 2008 / 5:22 PM / 9 years ago

Thief deposits loot with victim

<p>A man poses with coins as he empties a money jar in central England January 16, 2007. REUTERS/Darren Staples</p>

BERLIN (Reuters) - Three days after stealing a rare collection of coins, a thief in Germany took them to the bank for safe keeping -- and delivered them into the hands of the man he had robbed.

“I don’t think the thief was expecting that,” said a spokesman for police in the western city of Dortmund on Tuesday.

Soon after the thief made the deposit, a bank worker handling the coins recognized them as the set worth some 50,000 euros ($80,000) that had been stolen from his house.

Police tracked down the 36-year-old suspect and arrested him, securing a haul of other stolen goods in the process.

Reporting by Dave Graham, editing by Erik Kirschbaum and Mary Gabriel

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