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Cognac Thief Caught When He Returns to the Scene to Pick Up The Bike He'd Left Behind

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A burglar tripped up by his own decisions was busted early Monday in North Hollywood when he returned to the scene of one of his alleged crimes to collect the bicycle he'd left behind.The suspect is thought to have broken in to multiple homes in the area, including one where he stole some cognac from the house, but left his bicycle behind, according to CBS2.

The resident, who noticed first commotion in his home, then his missing cognac, contacted authorities.

In the meantime, the burglar headed off to break into another home.

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department stuck around the first home and waited for the suspect to come back for his two-wheeler.

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Sure enough, the burglar returned. A brief pursuit took place, but officers caught up with the suspect, who was found hiding out on an exterior balcony of a nearby apartment building, and taken into custody.