Thief Returns Wallet to Owner 12 Years Later – with Money and Apology Letter


Thieves are mischievous people who are usually up to no good. They live off stealing things from other people, causing their victims a lot of problems. However, not all of them are bad guys, and this story proves that a thief can definitely redeem himself.

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A 49-year-old cab driver got a mail from an anonymous sender who confessed to have stolen his wallet 10 to 15 years ago.

Abubakar Lorgat, who just got his very first shift as a cab driver that time, decided to catch a bus home and left his taxi in Blackburn town. However, Abubakar soon realized that his wallet was gone when he arrived at his house in Little Harwood.

He lost over $227, which was supposed to be the money he and his wife, Amina, were going to use to buy food and pay the bills. He also lost his driver’s license, which really caused him quite an inconvenience.

The cab driver, who is a father of four, has forgotten all about the incident until he recently received a mail delivered to his home in Blackburn, Lancashire. To his surprise, it was an apology letter and money worth $360.

The thief’s letter read,

To Abubakar Lorgat,

I indirectly stole from you approximately 10–15 years ago. I am really sorry about this and I hope you find it in your heart to forgive me.

I enclose some money to hopefully cover the money stolen from you.

Please forgive me.

Abubakar was amazed by the thief’s act of repentance and said that he’s learned to forgive the thief.

Abubakar said, “I can assure the person who took it the money will not be wasted. I forgive him or her and it was very thoughtful.” He also added that the thief’s unexpected action certainly restores a person’s faith in humanity.

Abubakar now plans to use some of the money for his yearly trip to visit his parents in Gujarat, India, buy a few treats for his children, and donate some of it to the poor people in their community.

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