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Burglar takes taxi home with the loot, foiled by honest cabby

August 19, 1997

OSLO, Norway (AP) _ After breaking into an Oslo home in broad daylight, a burglar loaded up on silverware, a stereo and cash, then called a taxi for his getaway.

Unfortunately for the 19-year-old Norwegian, he was picked up by an honest cabby, the Oslo newspaper Verdens Gang reported Tuesday.

The thief, whose name was not reported, was waiting outside with a knapsack and two garbage bags full of loot when the cab arrived. The driver became suspicious, and called the police after dropping off his passenger.

The thief was arrested and all the stolen property was returned, the newspaper said.

It was not a difficult arrest. The burglar used his real name when ordering the cab and was driven straight to his home.

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