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Thief arrested after taking stolen laptop to after-sales

media If you've nicked it, don't take it back to the shop Reuters/Gary Cameron

A none-too-bright thief was arrested in the French city of Grenoble after he took a stolen laptop computer back to the shop to complain that the battery wasn’t working.

Cool as a cucumber, the 32-year-old man presented the laptop to the after-sales service of

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the Fnac superstore in Grenoble with a complaint that the battery was faulty, the regional paper Dauphiné libéré reports.

Staff checked and found that the computer had been stolen the day before and, having consulted security video footage in which identified the man as the thief, called the police.

Informing him that after-sales is not the same as after-theft, the officers took the alleged perpetrator to the police station where he was detained and charged.
 

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