Good policing?

British transport police let the thief off. I actually think this was an excellent decision. I’m sure some will disagree though. I remember when I got something stolen I just wished they’d give it back as it had sentimental value to me. I didn’t care of the thief got punished I just wanted it back. This is a good story I feel.
Stolen antique violin is returned to owner in a Waitrose car park

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There’s definitely something to be said for returning £250,000

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He’d never have been able to sell it. If it was a steal to order deal he’d have made some money.

At a push he might have been able to find a dealer who’d buy it off him cheap and then sell it on to a collector.

Oh sure. But still. The guy who lost it is still that much out of pocket, otherwise.

Indeed. I think everything that happened, barring the initial theft, was correct.