Burglars Confess to Save Innocent Man

'It was a case of honor among thieves,' says lawyer
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2016 12:39 PM CST
Burglars Confess to Save Innocent Man
Their guilty consciences won in the end.   (Shutterstock)

Most burglars would be thrilled to know they got away with their crime. Not this pair: Police say Michael Dehal, 28, and Stephen Monaghan, 50, stole $87,500 worth of beauty products and equipment from a UK salon in June 2014. Though Monaghan was initially suspected, police eventually charged another man, reports the Blackpool Gazette. Apparently feeling guilty, "the defendants went to the police voluntarily and confessed, after hearing someone had been sent for trial over this matter," their lawyer tells the Independent. "It was a case of honor among thieves." The pair will be sentenced later this month. (More burglar stories.)

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