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Dozy Thieves Caught After Showing Off With Loot Online

Dozy Thieves Caught After Showing Off With Loot Online

Thick thieves who uploaded a picture of one of them sprawled over the 12,000 GBP in banknotes they stole from a parked car have been jailed in eastern China.

Dim duo - 22-year-old Li Sung and pal Wang Chen, 23 - had targeted a car park in the city of Jiaxing, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, and struck lucky with one of the vehicles.

"When they examined the bag they had stolen they found 120,000 RMB in cash and couldn't help boasting about it," police investigator Dewei Ku told judges.

After the theft the pair checked into a nearby hotel and while Li waved handfuls of cash, Wang snapped him on his mobile phone.

They later uploaded the picture on the internet with a caption boasting: "Got all this money in a night."

Police told the court they traced the pair through the picture and they confessed to breaking into the car.

Dewei Ku said: "It seems stupidity has no limits. These dim crooks made it really easy for us to track them down by posting pictures of themselves with the stolen cash.

"The photographic evidence meant there really wasn't any doubt they had stole the cash. They had already confessed to the internet world. They made our job pretty easy."

Judges fined both men the equivalent of 1,000 GBP each and sentenced Wang to eight months in jail and his accomplice Li to seven months behind bars. The money was returned to the victims.

"You were caught by your own greed and stupidity," they were told.

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