Date
22 October 2017
The suspect is shown in this footage from the bank's close-circuit camera. At right, the suspect is wrestled to the floor. Photos: HKEJ, Xinhua
The suspect is shown in this footage from the bank's close-circuit camera. At right, the suspect is wrestled to the floor. Photos: HKEJ, Xinhua

Strange reunion: Burglar comes right up to his victim

What are the odds, really?

A Jiangxi resident, whose passbook was stolen during a home invasion on Oct. 8, was reunited with the document when the thief showed up at a bank counter the next morning to withdraw money.

The passbook was one of two that were missing, along with about 4,000 yuan (US$653) cash, after the break-in, state news agency Xinhua reported Wednesday.

The victim came to the bank to file a report about the missing passbook, filling in the required documents at a counter.

And when all the paperwork had been finished, guess who would come right up to the same counter but the burglar himself. He was trying to make a withdrawal.

The teller, identified as Ye Lu, became suspicious when the man entered the password incorrectly twice. Her hunch was confirmed when she recognized the name on the passbook.

She then asked for the man’s identity card.

Gotcha. Ye and other bank employees restrained the suspect while police were called in.

The case is being investigated.

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