Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Hilarious shoe thieves story.

When I worked in Stylo in Leeds years ago occasionally someone would try and steal a left shoe from the shelf, if they could see the right shoe in the window, then they would steal that too. It would always be one of our most expensive styles, a Cheaney or a Loake.

But check this story:

'For a short while, the thieves were one step ahead of the detectives. And for Swedish police and shoeshop owners, that was exactly the problem: why were people stealing the left shoes of designer footwear from Stockholm boutiques?

Perhaps it was a case for Slipper of the Yard, but eventually the clues pointed only one way — to Denmark, where shops traditionally display the right shoe in their racks. Police were therefore able to announce yesterday that they had foiled a criminal masterplan to match up stolen left shoes from Malmö with the corresponding right shoes pilfered in Copenhagen'.

“Apparently this is a tried and tested approach,” said Stig Möller, a police superintendent in Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest city and scene of the initial crime. Staff at a shoe shop in the Entré shopping mall in Malmö saw two men in their fifties stealing left shoes at their boutique at the weekend. The duo escaped with seven left shoes which — if paired with the right shoes — were worth £900

- Full story here from The Times - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6975638.ece

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