(SPAIN) A bus company employee noticed a passenger struggling to put a heavy suitcase into the luggage hold and notified authorities. The shuttle service had previously alerted police to a string of thefts aboard its buses. Police officers noticed the suspicious suitcase was warm, so they opened it. Inside, they found the alleged thief dripping with sweat along with a head lamp, a sharp tool that police believe was used to open zippers and locks, a small bag and a cell phone.
The alleged thief’s strategy was explained by regional Catalan police: “Once the trip began, he would get out of the suitcase, search for valuable objects and hide them in a smaller bag he carried with him.”
The alleged accomplice, who must have loaded the suitcase thief onto the bus was also arrested. Krzysztof Grzegorz, 29, and Jouoastaw K, 31, were both part of, what the British call, an “open-and-shut case.”
El Periodico newspaper explains the thieves’ not so genius strategy.
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