Christmas came early for the residents of one city in Jiangsu Province as the local police force held a stolen goods market on Saturday, returning more than 1 million yuan worth of plundered loot to the rightful owners.
The event took place in the city of Yixing, which apparently is not exactly the safest place to have stuff. Local residents came to a public square to get their stuff back or else just to gawk at the 600 stolen items on display, including: computers, watches, ceramic teapots and flower pots, jade, art, motorbikes, and 300,000 RMB in cash. The total value of the stolen goods exceeded 1 million yuan, according to Tencent.
The residents gave their sincere thanks to the police (for you know, doing their jobs) and even made them these heartfelt banner.
Of course, many residents were likely left disappointed as thieves are often pretty hard to catch. Since, unfortunately, most don’t tend to steal really large amounts of herbal tea or smoke while they are robbing or upload pictures onto the internet of themselves posing with stacks of the money they just stole.
by Alex Linder
[Images via Tencent]