In February 2014, a valuable blue sapphire was stolen at a stand at the Munich jewellery and gemstone trade fair "INHORGENTA". The jewellers could see the probable perpetrator on a video surveillance recording. How he stole the sapphire, could not be seen on the recording.
A year later, he returned to the scene of the crime (!). The jewellers recognized the man they suspected of the theft again, as he showed up at their stand at the "INHORGENTA 2015". They called upon the security service of the fair, and a short time later they took his personal data and the man left the fair.
As part of the investigation by the Munich criminal police, a search warrant for the apartment of the suspect in Baden-Württemberg has been obtained. The police appeared at the thief’s door, explained the situation to the man, who opened the door dressed only in a bathrobe. He reached into the pocket of the robe and presented the stolen sapphire wrapped in paper to the stunned policemen.
Officials from Baden-Württemberg brought the spoil to the jewellers in Munich personally. The 72-year-old (!!) suspect has worked in the jewellery industry, and has been involved in jewellery theft before.