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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Thieves Pay Actor an Encore Visit

tdmillenium.ruVladimir Etush
When legendary Soviet actor Vladimir Etush heard thieves had paid a visit to his home for the second time in two months, he likely feared the worst.

Instead, when he got home, he found an apology note and that half of the jewelry that was stolen on the first visit had been returned.

"We will return the rest later," the note concluded, Noviye Izvestia reported.

The home of Etush, an accomplished theater actor, was robbed at the end of July. Ironically, one of Entush's most popular roles was as a dentist whose apartment is robbed in a 1970s Soviet film.

Thieves cracked Etush's safe and stole, among other things, diamond rings, bracelets, pearls and a watch.

When the thieves returned last week to slip a cellophane bag with half of the stolen items under Etush's front door, the actor was at the Amur Autumn film festival in the Far East city of Blagoveshchensk with his wife, Yelena.

"Excuse us, we had to do it," the note began. "We are returning some. We will return the rest later."

A neighbor noticed the bag and called the police, the paper said.

"They probably guessed later that the apartment belongs to us," Etush said. "And then they decided to express their appreciation."