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    11 Oct 2016

    Perth man says 'thanks' after thief leaves money, removes problem stereo

    A Perth man who had his car broken into last week has sent a very unusual message to the thief - "thank you!"
    On Saturday, Tom Drury's uncle notified him the backdoor of his 1994 Mazda had not been locked properly when it had been parked on their Morley front lawn.
    Mr Drury discovered the money when checking what had been taken from his car.
    Mr Drury discovered the money when checking what had been taken from his car.  Photo: Tom Drury
    Upon investigating, Mr Drury found his car been broken into, and the thief had removed the stereo from the front dock.
    While many people would be frustrated and upset by a missing sound system, Mr Drury said the news wasn't at all bad.  
    "The stereo was broken - it didn't pick up radio stations and didn't read any discs - it was just rubbish," he said.
    "I had tried removing it not long before, but I gave up out of frustration.
    "To get it out, I needed a special tool I didn't have, so when I saw that the stereo was removed, I couldn't help but laugh."
    And that wasn't all. Mr Drury then noticed a $10 note and a number of gold coins had been left on the front drivers seat seat.
    "When I went to inspect it myself, I discovered $22.10," he said.
    "If I could say one thing to the thief, it would be 'thank you.'
    "Thank you for paying me for a service I was going to pay someone else to do. And by the way, no refunds!"

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