Stolen goods restored to their owners in China

January 11th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Jan 11 (IANS) Over 1,300 stolen items including cars, laptops, watches, jewellery, cameras and electric bicycles have been returned to their rightful owners in Shanghai by the police.

More than 1,500 suspects were detained in a recent two-month campaign during November-December, the Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday.

City vice mayor Zhang Xuebing visited a resident named Xing whose fruit store was robbed of 40,000 yuan (around $6,300). A suspect had been detained by police, and Zhang Tuesday returned the money to Xing in person.

In another incident, a villager named Shen forgot to take out his ATM card after getting cash from the machine. The next day he found that 2500 yuan was stolen from his account.

Through surveillance cameras, police tracked down the man who took the money and returned the money to Shen Tuesday.

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