According to local newspaper Gjøviks Blad, the young girl encountered a homeless man selling the ‘Folk er Folk’ homeless magazine while she and her adult sister were in the city centre.
Not content to merely by a copy of the magazine, the six-year-old Good Samaritan thought it would be better to ensure that he had something to eat so she popped into a bakery to buy him some fresh rolls.
She gave him the bread content in the feeling that she had done a good deed and that he would have plenty to eat that day. Or so she thought.
When she returned home, the young girl realized that she still had the bakery rolls and had mistakenly given the homeless man the wrong bag. The one she handed over contained her sister’s purse, which was bulging with 5,000 kroner in cash that she had just withdrawn from a bank machine.
The two girls rushed back to the scene to try to clear up the misunderstanding but the magazine seller was nowhere to be seen.
The girls got the police involved but as of Monday the homeless man had not been found.
“It’s not easy to find these people. They don’t have regular spots in the city and even though many of them have a certain send of belonging, you never know where they might be,” Innlandet police spokesman Bård Christiansen told VG.
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Police believe that the man in question is a Romanian in his 60s and Christiansen said that officers would search the area for him, even though the magazine seller hasn’t necessarily broken any laws.
“I don’t want to comment on whether this will result in charges but in the bag were various bank cards and so on and he has no reason to keep them,” he told VG.