Stolen car returned with thiefs drugs

6th September 2011, Comments 0 comments

Free newspaper reports that a man whose stolen car was returned to him by the Dutch police two weeks ago was greatly surprised to find that the thief’s wallet, identity card, crack pipe and heroin 'stash' were still in the car.

The man - whose car keys, television, laptop, telephone and bank cards had been stolen when his house in the town of Maarssen was broken into about a month ago - was equally surprised to discover that some of his other stolen property was being offered for sale on the consumer-to-consumer trading website

A few days after reporting his discovery to the police, they asked him to check whether the stolen goods were still up for sale. When this turned out not to be the case, a detective informed the victim that “nothing will probably be done about it due to a lack of manpower.”

A police spokesperson said he could not comment on the case as the investigation was still on-going.

Police unions regularly sound the alarm about high workloads and time-consuming paperwork. So far, the cabinet has not yet delivered on its promise to increase the number of police officers.


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