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Police: Xmas thief left cellphone behind

Dec. 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM   |   Comments

ROANNE, France, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Police in France said a man accused of stealing a hoard of Christmas presents from an unlocked car allegedly left his cellphone behind and reported it lost.

Investigators in Roanne said the 20-year-old man, whose name was not released, allegedly stole the wrapped presents from a family's unlocked car on Christmas Eve and realized once he got home that he no longer had his phone, France24 reported Thursday.

The man had to report the lost phone to police for his insurance company to replace it, so he visited the local police station, where his victims were reporting the theft and handing the phone over to investigators.

The man was arrested upon making his report and the Christmas gifts were recovered and returned to the family.

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