Fruit and veg thief writes apology letter and refunds restaurant £30

The Sandbanks Brasserie, in Broughty Ferry, received an apology letter after a box of fruit and veg was stolen at the weekend.

Broughty Ferry fruit and veg thief apologises by letter and refunds Sandbanks Brasserie restaurant £30 Sandbanks Brasserie via Supplied

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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