Man tries to steal – level 1

04-09-2014 07:00

This news is from China. A man goes in a gold shop. He tries on a necklace. This necklace is very expensive. It costs more than $3,000.

A shop assistant tells the man to return it, but he does not. He starts to walk away. He then runs away. One shop assistant begins to chase him. He catches the man. Police arrive at the scene. They arrest him. He is 27 years old. He stole the necklace because he needed money.

Difficult words: necklace (thing you wear around your neck), chase (follow and try to catch), arrest (take to police station).

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