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08 December 2023

Thief returns stolen jewellery after 10 years

By Staff

An unknown thief returned jewellery to its owner nearly 10 years after stealing the items from a house in Saudi Arabia, saying in a letter he feels sorry for the theft and asking the owner to forgive him.

The man said he found the returned jewellery in a bag placed near the door which he opened in response to urgent knocking late night.

He informed the police about the unknown bag, adding that when police opened the bag, he quickly recognized the jewellery as his.

“The thief left a letter in the bag saying he was sorry and asking the man to forgive him,” Sabq daily said in a report from the western town of Taif.

“He also said that he was in need when he stole the jewellery but decided to return them because he no longer needs money after his financial position improved…he said he considered the gold as a trust returning to its owner.”

The paper said the thief returned all the jewellery and “this means the man will make a big profit since gold prices have largely risen in 10 years.”