Thursday, 28. August 2014 - 03:08
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Police swooped to arrest a suspected jewel thief as he enjoyed a drink at a pavement cafe in Stuttgart, Germany, at the weekend only to find they had arrested an actor who had starred in the re-enactment of the raid on the local version of Crime Watch.
The man who raised the alarm had seen the show where actor Aaron Defant, 29, had played the part of an armed robber who had staged a hold up at a jewellers in Kirn.
A police spokesman said: "The situation was quickly sorted out when the actor explained who he was. The member of the public had believed the re-enactment was CCTV footage and had raised the alarm."
In Germany Crime Watch is known as Aktenzeichen XY and the show had been screened on 14 March on the ZDF TV station.
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