Some years ago my late wife was approached by a female beggar and asked for her change. She took the person inside the house and emptied her purse and gave the beggar about R20. The two of them left the house and their ways parted at the hairdressing salon.
Back home my wife discovered that her cell-phone was missing and returned to the salon to see if it had not been mislaid there but to no avail. Some days later she met the beggar again and asked if she had seen the telephone while she was in the house and was met with a denial. The case was reported to the police but then referred to the detectives who specialise in that type of crime. Some weeks later the detective contacted my wife and she was told that the telephone had been traced in a caravan camp. The detective interviewed the inhabitants of a caravan but they refused to say anything. They were having an alcohol orientated party. The detective did not have a warrant with him so could do nothing immediately.
Some days later the police contacted my wife requesting that she identify a telephone which had been handed in at the police station. It turned out to be the missing telephone. The telephone had been handed in by a young boy acting under instructions from his parents. They were residents in the caravanpark.
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