Thief At Düsseldorf Train Station Tries Selling Stollen Phone To Original Owner

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Woman using iPhone

This past Saturday, a women at a Düsseldorf train station had her night turn south when a thief went into her purse and grabbed her iPhone before she could stop him.  While she was able to report a description of the man to police, the 24-year-old criminal apparently didn’t take a close enough look at his victim.

Just an hour after the incident, the women and her boyfriend were approached by the thief hoping to sell off the stolen phone as soon as possible to make a quick €60.

The woman was able to grab back her iPhone, but the thief took off before police could arrive.  While you would think the story ended there, not recognizing his victim wasn’t the only act of stupidity displayed by the young and inexperienced criminal.

Shortly after taking off, police had found the man back at the train station, possibly scoping out his next victim.   Now who doesn’t love a stupid criminal story?

 

Source: The Local
Photo: Sebastiaan ter Burg [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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