UK police say thief who proposed with stolen ring is jailed

The woman whom he proposed to recognized the ring in a police appeal for the return of stolen jewelry and contacted police.

Published: 08th July 2017 04:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2017 04:57 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

LONDON: Police in Britain say a thief who robbed a 91-year-old woman of her jewelry and then used her wedding ring to make a marriage proposal has been jailed.     

West Midlands Police said today that 38-year-old Steven Reid and an accomplice broke into the woman's home. Police say Reid used a gold wedding ring to propose to a woman several days later.     

That woman later recognized the ring in a police appeal for the return of stolen jewelry and contacted police. Reid received a four-year, nine-month sentence at Birmingham Crown Court for burglary. Accomplice Jerome Jones received a slightly shorter sentence.     

P olice did not say if the wedding proposal had been accepted

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