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Store Owner Asks Wannabe Robbers To Come Back Later

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene with a story about the importance of return customers. The BBC is reporting on a group of men who were about to rob a shop in Belgium until the quick-thinking owner said, hey, come back at the end of the day. I'm going to have more money then. The guys left. The owner told police to show up later. They were skeptical, but they came, and when the thieves returned in the evening, they arrested them. Maybe the owner should have asked the guys to fill out a customer survey or something. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.