Sweet sorrow for German boy who stole parents' savings

16th October 2009, Comments 0 comments

The boy was caught when he attempted to buy 15 euros worth of candy, prompting the suspicious kiosk owner to ask him whether he had enough money for such a generous provision of sweets.

Berlin -- An eight-year-old German boy swiped nearly 2,000 euros (3,000 dollars) from his parents but was caught out when he tried to spend some of his ill-gotten gains on sweets, police said Wednesday.

The boy asked for 15 euros worth of candy, prompting the suspicious kiosk owner to ask him whether he had enough money for such a generous provision of sweets. The boy then pulled out a huge wad of notes totalling 1,680 euros.

Police were called and the parents, who had saved up the cash for house repairs, came to pick up their sweet-toothed son.

The boy said he had stolen the money from his parents' drawer, police in the western town of Viersen told AFP.

AFP/Expatica

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