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15th Jul 2018

Man who stole two chocolate bars 43 years ago returns the money he owed

Jade Hayden

Chocolate bar thief Liverpool returns money

Restores your faith in humanity, this.

A man who stole two chocolate bars from a store in Liverpool 43 years ago has graciously returned the money that he owes.

The unknown man took the bars from a branch of Woolworths without paying for them when he was a young boy in 1975.

This week, the manager of Liverpool’s Belle Vale shopping centre received a hand-written note from the man, apologising for his actions.

A £5 note was also enclosed.

He wrote:

“Dear Sir, I stole 2 bars of chocolate from Woolworths in your shopping centre in 1975 when I was a little boy.

“I apologize. I didn’t know any better. Here’s the money I owe you for them.”

The contents of the letter were shared on Belle Vale’s Twitter page this week. They wrote that the note was “restoring our faith in humanity.”

Woolworths closed all of their stores in the UK between 2008 and 2009 resulting in over 27,000 job losses.

Belle Vale shopping centre told the Liverpool Echo that the money received will be donated to charity.