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Honey thief tracked using slippers

Dec. 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

YOSHKAR-OLA, Russia, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A Russian teenager accused of stealing 4.2 gallons of honey was arrested when police tracked him via slippers left at the scene.

Police said the 17-year-old, whose name wasn't released, entered an apartment in Yoshkar-Ola and took the jars of honey, RIA Novosti reported Friday.

Investigators said the thief left in a hurry when the clanking of the jars alerted a resident. The thief left behind a pair of slippers.

A police dog used the slippers to track the suspect to an apartment on the higher floor than the crime scene. The teenager admitted to the crime, police said.

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