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Thieves Return Stolen Jewelry, Admonish Victim

July 10, 1988

TREVISO, Italy (AP) _ Sentimental thieves on Saturday returned a ring and a bracelet that belonged to a woman’s dead daughter and admonished the woman to take better care of her precious belongings, an Italian television network reported.

Mrs. Elena Torresan made a televised appeal on Antenna Tre network after the June 30 theft of jewelry that belonged to her 15-year-daughter Nadia, who was killed in a car accident last year.

″We’re sending you the treasured possessions of Nadia. Next time take better care of them,″ the thieves said in a message sent with the jewelry to the network at Treviso, about 19 miles west of Venice.

Mrs. Torresan had said about $440 and other precious items were stolen, but she was only interested in getting back the ring and bracelet with Nadia’s name engraved on them.

But the thieves disputed her version of the story.

″Don’t say that we took the money, because it’s not true,″ they said in the message. ″Greetings. Terribly sorry.″

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