Bag snatch victim sets online trap for thief

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A woman whose handbag was stolen had the last laugh after the thief tried to sell it on the internet.

After reporting the theft to the border police, the Marechaussee, the victim spotted the bag for sale on a website.

She put a bid in for the item and arranged to meet the seller at Schiphol airport.

But when the thief, a 20-year-old woman, arrived with the bag she was met by Marechaussee agents who had been tipped off by the bag’s owner.

The owner was able to prove that the bag was hers by describing a stain on her bag that matched the one being sold to her.

The 20-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and possession of a taser-style weapon which was found on her at the airport.

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Photo by Pieter Bas Elskamp

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