Whatever happened to the upstanding moral standards of today’s robbers? A man in Sanya waited three days in hopes that a thief would return with over 20,000 yuan that he’d stolen from his home when the suspect left a note saying that he would pay him back, and to please not report the robbery to police, according to a recent report in the Nangou Metroplis Daily. We’re disheartened to report that the thief never did return.
The victim, surnamed Wang, was staying at a rented home in Yacheng town when he returned to find 20,600 yuan in cash missing on April 6 last year. Soon after, he found a note written by the thief, later identified as Pei, saying that he would return with the money.
Wang waited for the thief at the appointed place for three days, but in vain, as the man never appeared with his cash. Wang then reported the case to police.
Three months later, Pei was caught. He told the court that he’d only received a primary school education and didn’t have a stable job, but he enjoyed spending money lavishly. At 10 a.m. on April 6, he slipped into Wang’s house using an iron bar and stole the wads of cash that were stashed in a traveling bag.
In January, the court found Pei guilty of theft and recently sentenced him to two years and five months in prison with a 10,000 yuan fine, reminding us once again that, no matter how poor you are, crime truly doesn’t pay and does a thief’s good word mean nothing anymore.
By Lucy Liu
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