Police were given a helping hand from a “wanted thief” after they left a handwritten note for officers, urging them to get in touch.
The conscientious suspect taped the note – which even included a name and contact details – to a door for West Midlands Police officers.
Members of the local policing team in Bushbury and Oxley, Wolverhampton, tweeted a picture of the letter, sharing it with hundreds of followers.
They claimed it was proof that their efforts had bore fruit.
They wrote: “The team’s persistence paid off with a little note left on a door from a wanted thief.”
The letter writer’s name and contact telephone number were obscured in the picture posted by officers on Twitter.
Officers said the matter would be resolved by today.In the note, its writer stated they would like “to meet you, like before, OK?”
It continued: “A friend in the street said you had been (officers, anyway).
“Ok – call me and I will come down and sort whatever out!
“After I finish work is best.”
It ended: “So yes, just call me. Thanks.”