Amsterdam police returns British woman's phone 3 years after it was stolen

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A sign hanging in front of a Dutch police post. April 30, 2006Photo: M.M.Minderhoud via Michiel1972Wikimedia CommonsCC-BY-SA

A woman from the United Kingdom recently got a pleasant surprise. The Amsterdam police sent her back her phone that was stolen in the Dutch capital - nearly three years ago.

The woman posted a photo of the returned phone, and accompanying letter from the Amsterdam police, on Twitter on Tuesday.

"My phone was stolen in Amsterdam in February 2017 and I just got a l just got a letter through the post," she wrote. "The Dutch police have found and returned it almost 3 years later. Fair fucking play. Big up."

The letter from the Amsterdam police reads that the woman reported her phone stolen on February 18th, 2017. "Your mobile has been found. We hereby send your mobile phone back."

Where and how the phone was found, and whether it still works, she did not say.