Judo expert thwarts would-be jewel thief

February 19, 2009 11:47:38 AM PST
Would-be burglars beware: Your intended victim may have a black belt in judo. [SIGN UP: Get bizarre news sent to you]

Police in Germany's northern port city of Bremen say a 25-year-old thief sneaked into a house Wednesday night through an open door and began rifling through jewelry in an upstairs bedroom.

He was promptly discovered by the homeowner. With a few deft blows, the 39-year-old man overpowered the intruder and detained him until police arrived.

Police said Thursday the suspect, who was not identified, was carrying a knife and may be linked to other thefts. He was being held in nearby Lueneburg.

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