Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thief drops mobile phone at crime scene, then calls it

A bumbling thief might be a contender for Melbourne's dumbest crook after dropping his mobile phone at the scene of the crime and then calling it, only for police to answer. The man was allegedly one of two thieves who stole a basket full of items from a Chemist Warehouse store.
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The man dropped his mobile phone inside the store before fleeing.

Unaware that he'd left his mobile at the crime scene, the crook called it from another phone. The phone was answered by police, who did not give away their true identities. The detectives acted as good Samaritans and arranged to meet the man to return the phone. Upon meeting, police promptly arrested the 29-year-old man, who was interviewed and charged with several counts of shop theft, attempted shop theft and trafficking heroin.