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Forgetful thief returns to retrieve passport, gets arrested

On Wednesday, June 24 a not-so-smart thief took a trip to the city jail after leaving behind his passport at the scene of the crime. According to Detective Hector Tamayo, 28-year-old Matthew Chambers attempted to book a stay at the DoubleTree Hotel around 9:15 p.m. with a stolen credit card. When the card was declined, the Hacienda Heights resident fled the location, but left behind his passport. Working with Claremont police, hotel staff contacted Mr. Chambers and made arrangements for him to pick up his travel document. On June 27, police were waiting for the thief when he arrived at the hotel to retrieve his passport and arrested him for forgery and burglary.

Be sure to check out the complete police blotter Friday.

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