A family in Karnataka's Mangaluru was taken aback on Monday, when they received an advice to keep their jewellery and valuables safe, from unexpected quarters- the very thieves who had stolen them the previous day.
Press Trust of India (PTI) reports that Shekhar Kunder and his wife Thilothama were at work on Saturday, when unidentified thieves broke into their house in Adumaroli in the afternoon.
After breaking in through the rear door of the house, the thieves stole 99 sovereigns of gold and Rs 13,000 in cash.
The couple, who returned home to find their possessions stolen, approached the police to file a complaint the same day.
However, on Monday, two unidentified people riding a motorbike threw a packet in the compound of the house, before speeding away.
The packet contained all the stolen goods including the gold and the cash.
The packet also had an unexpected piece of advice for the family from the thieves- asking them to not keep so much gold in their home.
The family must safely keep the gold in a bank locker, the note from the thieves read.
The note said that they had made a mistake by stealing the gold and the money.