LUBBOCK, Texas — 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.
Two large boxes of items, discovered missing on Sept. 30, had been left at the church. An anonymous note accompanied the boxes, read: "Please return these items to the Tornado Gallery." The note included the gallery's phone number.
Simmons said the return of the items renews his faith in humankind.
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