Berlin thief caught after returning for lost finger

6th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

6 June 2007, Berlin (dpa) - A thief was caught after returning to the scene of his crime to recover a finger he tore off in a bungled robbery, Berlin police said Wednesday. The 35-year-old robber fled when the alarm went off after he broke into an office building late Tuesday in a bid to steal computer equipment. He managed to escape by jumping out of a window but snagged his middle finger while trying to scale a three-metre fence and tore it off. He was nabbed shortly afterwards when he returned to the sc

6 June 2007

Berlin (dpa) - A thief was caught after returning to the scene of his crime to recover a finger he tore off in a bungled robbery, Berlin police said Wednesday.

The 35-year-old robber fled when the alarm went off after he broke into an office building late Tuesday in a bid to steal computer equipment.

He managed to escape by jumping out of a window but snagged his middle finger while trying to scale a three-metre fence and tore it off.

He was nabbed shortly afterwards when he returned to the scene and asked a watchman to help him find the missing digit.

Doctors were unable to reattach the finger, a police spokeswoman said.

DPA

Subject: German news

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