A fruit and veg thief has written an apology letter to a Broughty Ferry restaurant he stole from – and even enclosed £30 to cover the cost of the stolen goods.
The letter was delivered after a man was captured on CCTV getting out of a car and stealing fruit and veg produce from a delivery box at Sandbanks Brasserie on Brook Street over Hogmanay weekend.
Despite being victims of the incident, Jamie Scott and wife Kelly, the owners of the restaurant, issued a kind response to the theft – offering the culprit a free meal.
Now the couple have revealed on social media that the man responsible has come forward.
A letter, addressed to Mr and Mrs Scott, read: “I am writing this for three reasons, namely:
“1. To admit that I am the person responsible for stealing your order of fruit from your storage cabinet and to offer you both my sincere apology for doing so.
“2. To enclose £30 which I hope will cover the cost of your loss.
“3. To give you both my personal and heartfelt promise that there will never be a repeat of my deplorable behaviour.”
Taking to Facebook, the couple praised the letter, saying it was “unexpected”, but “appreciated and refreshing” – and even affirmed that their generous offer still stood.
They wrote: “People are good. Thank you kindly for the letter, apology & gesture. Very unexpected, so appreciated and really refreshing.
“Our offer still stands genuinely.
“Happy New Year to you all, may this year bring kindness, care and compassion to all. Kelly & Jamie.”
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