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Austrian moped thief aims to clear conscience after 25
December 3, 2008 / 4:36 PM / in 9 years

Austrian moped thief aims to clear conscience after 25

VIENNA (Reuters) - A man who stole a moped in Austria 25 years ago has sent an anonymous confession letter to police, enclosing 1,400 euros ($1,769) cash to compensate his victim.

“Back then, I had no idea what the immaterial and material scope of such a crime could be, probably due to my lack of maturity at the time,” the man wrote in the letter, according to a police statement to Austrian media Wednesday.

He said if police could not find the former owner of the moped to give them the cash in damages, they could donate the sum to local social services.

Reporting by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Katie Nguyen

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