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Considerate thieves decided to post family photos from a stolen car back to the owner, Beeld newspaper reported yesterday.
"We had to pay R10,30 because there weren't enough stamps on the envelope," said Hein Kuhn, whose Volkswagen Jetta was stolen on the East Rand three years ago.
"Perhaps if I wait another three years, they will return my car," he added.
Kuhn, whose family moved from the East Rand to Klerksdorp this year, had friends picking up their post for them. They contacted him at the weekend to say there was a slip for a registered parcel.
"Last year, my wife and I were regional winners of the Shoprite-Checkers boerewors competition. We thought perhaps it was new entry forms with a complimentary apron or something." Great was his surprise when he opened the parcel to find an envelope containing family photos, Kuhn's matric and college certificates and even unopened letters.
"All the things had been in the car and in my briefcase. My briefcase, my child's takkies and a cricket bat are still missing, but the parcel, which didn't have a sender's address or stamp, contained all the other goods.
"It's amazing. Where have the things been for the past three years and how did they get it to me?" - Sapa