Stolen police car license plate found under Christmas tree

Stolen police car license plate found under a Christmas tree in Hardewijk, 27 Dec 2017
Stolen police car license plate found under a Christmas tree in Hardewijk, 27 Dec 2017. Photo: @polermelocentzu / Twitter

The license plate was stolen from a police car in Hardewijk early on Wednesday morning. The police quickly found the perpetrator, as well as the stolen license plate - which was carefully placed under the thief's Christmas tree, community police officer Jelle van Heerikhuize reported on Twitter.

The officers noticed that the license plate of their car, which was parked in the center of Hardewijk, was missing around 4:30 a.m. The theft was fortunately caught on surveillance camera. "Just a personal message. Intended for the lad who just swiped the license plate of our official car", the community cop tweeted. "You have 3 things. Courage. A plate in front of your head. And a big problem. And why? Because you were caught full on camera. See you soon..."

An hour later he tweeted the news that the thief was caught and the license plate and car reunited. 

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