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Three Years After Burglary, Thief Mails Goods Back to Owner

Three years ago, someone robbed the home of the Fronterotta family in Gallup, New Mexico, taking money and jewelry. Then last week, the family received a package from the anonymous thief, containing the jewelry, an apologetic letter, and a promise to pay back the money:

The letter from the burglar that read in part, "Please forgive me, I so sorry I steal from you…so many bad things happen because I steal from you, I so sorry."[...]

While some pieces were more expensive, Fronterotta said she is grateful for the return of sentimental pieces like a nearly 30-year-old pearl necklace and a bracelet given to her by a family member shortly before his death.

“I wish him well, he did the right thing by returning my stuff and I wish him well. I hope his life gets better,” she said.


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Yep, Mexicans are pretty superstitious. True to form, he even admitted that he returned the stuff for selfish reasons. I used to adore Santa Fe before it was 'reconquista'd' into "Aztlan."
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