My wife's car was rifled a while ago, and the thief got a pen and pencil set and an old brief case.
The next day, the police called to ask if she had had anything stolen, because they had caught a guy and the brief case had her business cards in it. She went to the station, and the kid was there, and all the stuff he had stolen from several cars was laid out so people could identify it. She said it was pathetic, the whole lot couldn't have amounted to $75. And for this, with about 4 charges against him, he has a record.
That's one thing most thieves have in common, they're morons.