Fish Tank Thief Caught When He Went To Back To Pet Shop To Buy Goldfish To Put In It

It’s one thing stealing a fish tank, but it’s quite another thing to return and try to buy the fish for it! In this article by Jaymi McCann for Mail Online you can read about a thief who got caught doing just that!

Nigel Ball went to a pet store and stole a £50 fish tank from Pets at Home in Wakefield, England. He then decided that he also needed the fish so he returned to the very same pet store and tried to buy them! Staff asked the thief what type of tank he had and he pointed to the one similar to what he had stolen. It was such an unusual type that staff were immediately alerted and called the police.

Ball had also written his name and address down when trying to buy the fish and this led the police right to his home where they found the tank. Ball admitted to the theft, saying that he had stolen the tank after 5pm and carried it over a mile to his house.

Nigel said:

“I wanted to buy some goldfish, but I had to fill out a form with my details on it. That’s what got me.”

Hapless: Nigel Ball stole a £50 fish tank but returned to the shop to buy the goldfish (stock image)
Hapless: Nigel Ball stole a £50 fish tank but returned to the shop to buy the goldfish (stock image)
Theft: Staff at pets at Home in Wakefield became suspicious when the thief returned to the store
Theft: Staff at pets at Home in Wakefield, England became suspicious when the thief returned to the store

Source: Daily Mail