Guilt-ridden shoplifter pays for two chocolate bars he stole… 43 years ago
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Guilt-ridden shoplifter pays for two chocolate bars he stole… 43 years ago

A GUILT-RIDDEN shoplifter has cleared his conscience after making amends for stealing two chocolate bars – 43 years ago.

The Belle Vale Shopping Centre in Liverpool took to social media to reveal it had received an anonymous letter apologising for the theft in 1975.

Accompanying the letter was a £5 note to cover the cost of the bars, which were stolen from the now-closed Woolworths store.

The letter, addressed to the shopping centre’s manager, said: “Dear sir I stole 2 bars of chocolate from Woolworths in your shopping centre in 1975 when I was a little boy.

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“I apologize I didn’t know any better. Heres the money I owe you for them.”

While we don’t condone stealing, that’s a heavy burden to carry around for 43 years just for two chocolate bars!

In their social media post, Belle Vale commented: “Restoring our faith in humanity. Thank you.”

A spokesperson for the shopping centre told the Liverpool Echo that as Woolworths is no longer in business, the money will be donated to the centre’s chosen charity, Zoe’s Place baby hospice.

The spokesperson added: “In a time of division, it is great to see an act of kindness that restores faith in humanity.

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“Belle Vale Shopping Centre wants to thank the sender and acknowledge his apology.

“It is a positive message that is worth sharing to encourage all to be kind.”