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Repentant thief returns 20,000 to elderly lady

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By Euronews
Repentant thief returns 20,000 to elderly lady

<p>A repentant thief returned 20,000 euros to an elderly woman more than three years after mugging her.</p> <p><a href="http://www.laprovence.com/article/faits-divers-justice/4516645/trois-ans-apres-il-rend-les-20-000-euro-voles.html">La Provence newspaper reported</a> that the 74-year-old had her bag stolen by two young men in 2013, shortly after withdrawing the cash from the bank in Marseille, France.</p> <p>The thieves appear to have followed her back to her appartment before striking and disappearing without trace.</p> <p>Subsequent police inquiries proved fruitless until, at the beginning of March this year, the women found a bouquet of flowers left on her front step.</p> <p>A few days later, a second bouquet, this time delivered in person by a young man who went on to produce an envelope stuffed with … 20,000 euros.</p> <p>The repentant robber was subsequently arrested. “He didn’t go into details, he just indicated that we wanted to relieve his conscience,” a police source told the newspaper.</p> <p>The man, 27, was given a court-supervised release. His accomplice has not been found.</p>