Thief Caught When Reporting A CrimeSunday, 5th March 2017 at 5:25pm
According to the Newcastle Chronicle, a thief who stole £5,000-worth of electrical kit was busted by police when he reported being a victim of fraud himself.
Over four days in January, Robert Henderson-Rhodes stole two Apple MacBook Pros and an iPhone 6 from students who were studying in Northumbria University’s library.
But a court heard how he got a taste of his own dishonest medicine when he sold one of the items online and became a ‘victim’ of fraud as he never received payment.
The brazen graduate rang police to report the crime but his own offending quickly came to light when officers investigated the incident further.
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