Jewelry, art stolen from Texas gallery left at church

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – About $3,000 worth of jewelry and art works stolen from a Lubbock gallery have been returned after the thief apparently had a change of heart and left the loot at a church.

Tornado Gallery owners Tony Greer and Larry Simmons were contacted Monday by a representative of Templo Nazaret United Methodist Church.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports two large boxes of items, discovered missing on Sept. 30, had been left at the church. An anonymous note accompanied the boxes, saying: “Please return these items to the Tornado Gallery.” The note included the gallery’s phone number.

Simmons says the return of the items renews his faith in humankind.


Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,

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