"Thou Shalt Not Steal": Kerala Thief's Biblical Apology On Armyman's Wall

"I violated the seventh commandment," the thief wrote on a wall at the officer's home in Kochi.

'Thou Shalt Not Steal': Kerala Thief's Biblical Apology On Armyman's Wall

The police was alerted by a woman who works for the family.(Representational)

Kochi:

A thief was so full of remorse after ''mistakenly'' targeting a retired military officer's residence in Kochi that he wrote an apology on the wall, quoting a Biblical commandment. 

The police was not amused and has launched a search for him. They, however, said nothing was missing from the retired officer' house. 

"I didn't know it was an army man's residence. I came to know only in the last moment when I saw the military cap. Apologies! Had I known it was a military officer's house, I would not have targeted it," the thief wrote on the wall using a marker, a police officer told news agency PTI. 

"I violated the seventh commandment...," the thief wrote in reference to the Biblical commandment "Thou shalt not steal"

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The retired colonel and his family have been out of town for the past two-and-a-half months. 

The police was alerted about the break-in by a woman who works for the family.