Thieves return French police armbands, keep luxury loot

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Paris (AP) – A French prosecutor says choosy thieves returned a delivery of police armbands they say they inadvertently stole while targeting luxury goods. Vienne prosecutor Matthiew Bourrette told the Dauphine Libere  newspaper that five masked thieves robbed a delivery center in Saint-Quentin-Fallavie on Dec. 22, making off with a shipment of Louis Vuitton products – as well as six packages destined for the national police. The paper reported that the packages containing police armbands were left outside the police station overnight on Dec. 24 with a taped note: “An unexpected windfall, luxury clothing targeted without weapons or violence. Happy holidays to all.” The thieves – and the Louis Vuitton merchandise – remain missing, the newspaper reported.