A Criminal Has Turned Himself In 40 Years After Theft

An act of kindness that will restore your faith in humanity.

A criminal mastermind at large for more than 40 years has turned himself in with a letter to his victims.

Okay so maybe it didn't happen quitlike that...

Management at a shopping centre in Liverpool, UK, received a letter from someone claiming to have stolen two chocolate bars from the Woolworths at the centre in 1975.

The letter reads:

Dear Sir, 

I stole 2 bars of chochlate [sic]  from Woolworths in your shopping centre in 1975 when I was a little boy. I apologise, I didn't know any better heres [sic] the money I owe you for them.

The Belle Vale Shopping Centre posted a pic of the letter and the £5 pound note that was enclosed with the letter on social media writing, saying, "Restoring our faith in humanity ❤ Thank you."

The shopping centre where the mystery criminal pinched the goods from in 1975.

A spokesman told the Liverpool Echo: "In a time of division, it is great to see an act of kindness that restores faith in humanity.

"Belle Vale Shopping Centre wants to thank the sender and acknowledge his apology. It is a positive message that is worth sharing to encourage all to be kind."

The Woolworths at the Belle Vale Shopping Centre is no longer in business, so the money will be donated to the charity Zoe's Place baby hospice.