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Williamsburg Boutique Catbird Forgives Seven-Year-Old Shoplifter

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An illustration on the boy's apology note, via <a href="http://catbirdnyc.blogspot.com/2010/06/little-thief.html">Catbird</a>
An illustration on the boy's apology note, via Catbird

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Oh man, the details on this Catbird burglary story just keep getting more heartwarming. Rony Vardi of Catbird told Gothamist that she had no idea the store was missing a $15 locket until the 7-year-old robber showed up in tears, accompanied by his dad, and handed her his apology note. And the Voice reports that the necklace "was in a candy dish and could easily be construed as free by a kid." The shop seems to be taking the hit to its inventory in stride: After the boy apologized, an employee shook his hand and told him he'd done the right thing.
· Williamsburg's Smallest Shoplifter Apologizes Adorably [Racked NY]
· 7-Year-Old Shoplifter Pens Precious Apology Note [Gothamist]
· Tiny Williamsburg Thief Charms Victims With Apology Note [Runnin' Scared]

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