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Octogenarian Burglar Re-Captured

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Hungary's notorious octogenarian thief
is not ready for retirement.

Police say the 84-year-old woman, known as "Flying Gizi," whose criminal record goes back to the 1950s, is again in custody for suspected theft.

Fejer County Police spokeswoman Agnes R. Szabo said Tuesday that
the burglar, whose real name is Gizella Bodnar, is suspected of
taking some 15,000 forints (euro55, $75) from a home in Bicske, a town in central Hungary.

Bodnar, who has been convicted of over 20 crimes and has spent
nearly 18 years in prison, got her nickname because she enjoyed taking domestic commercial flights after successful break-ins.

Now she only got as far as the Bicske train station before the police found her and the missing cash she took from a wallet on the living room table.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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