GASP! Swedish police foil cunning shoe thieves

07 January 2010

A love of fashion doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate a good mystery and we’ve picked up a story that had us gasping more loudly than we did at either Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes or David Tennant as The Doctor.

Owners of high-end shoe boutiques in Malmö, Sweden, were at their wits' end with thieves whisking all the left shoes on display out from under their noses. Police were completely stumped until they widened the search to include Denmark (Copenhagen is only 30 minutes away by train). In the neighbouring country, the same brands are on sale, only, crucially, shops there  display the RIGHT shoe. . .

The boot bandits were caught and their plot to match up pairs worth up to £900 from the different regions were foiled. Let’s hope that that’s the sole (chuckle) incidence of such a dastardly fashion crime

- Naomi Attwood


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