Kerala: Thief returns stolen gold ornaments with an apology note

Prime News, Nation, (Ambalapuzha), July 13:-A man who stole gold ornaments from a house here returned it two days later with an apology letter.

The thief had gained entry into the house in Thakazhi panchayat when the family was away attending a relative’s on Tuesday.

The intruder broke open the back door and took away the valuables–a finger ring, earring and a locket kept in the almirah.

When the family returned, they realised the house was burgled and immediately informed the police.

The owner of the family handed over the CCTV footage of the theft to the police, in turn police uploaded the footage on social media. This alerted the thief and returned the ornaments to the owner with an apology letter, pleading not to get him arrested.

“Please do not get me arrested. Pardon me. I am sorry. I am a student, if police arrest me, my career will spoil and all the pending theft cases in the police station will be slapped on me. The mistake I have committed is due to my extreme conditions,” he said in the letter.

After receiving the valuables the family decided not to pursue the case with the police.

Police said no case has been registered as the man has returned the gold.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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