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Thieves return packages they stole by mistake to police, but keep Louis Vuitton loot

Six packages belonging to the French police were stolen on 22 December.

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A FRENCH PROSECUTOR says choosy thieves returned a delivery of police armbands they say they inadvertently stole while targeting luxury goods.

Vienne prosecutor Matthiew Bourrette told the Dauphine Libere newspaper that five masked thieves robbed a delivery centre in Saint-Quentin-Fallavie on 22 December, making off with a shipment of Louis Vuitton products — as well as six packages destined for the national police.

The paper reported in today’s edition that the packages containing police armbands were left outside the police station overnight on 24 December with a taped note:

An unexpected windfall, luxury clothing targeted without weapons or violence. Happy holidays to all.

The thieves — and the Louis Vuitton merchandise — remain missing, the newspaper reported.

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