Saturday, July 19, 2008

Thief Robs Woman of Dead Dog

Metro [UK]
17 July 2008

Thief robs woman of dead dog

Few victims of theft get the chance to exact revenge. But one Tube passenger certainly had the last laugh after she had her suitcase snatched at a station.

The woman, named only as Sarah, was tricked into giving up the bag with the thief unaware it contained a dead dog.

The polite, well-dressed man offered to help her carry the case up an escalator, gave her a bag weighted with stones as a distraction and then ran-off with his ill-gotten remains.

Witness Liam Carling said: 'The guy was a pro. But I would have liked to have been there when he opened the suitcase.'

The incident took place after Sarah was asked by a friend to take beloved family pet 'Sandy' who had died the night before to a vet for disposal.

But her car broke down on the way, forcing her on to the Tube. She was conned by the middle-aged man as she struggled to carry Sandy through Victoria station. [...]