And finally… Construction firm offers honest living to thieves caught stealing from it

A construction company has offered jobs to the same thieves who stole from its store by highlighting some “good” qualities in the robbers from waking up early to being a team player.

The owners of Smith Crane & Construction in New Zealand put up a post on Facebook to find the offenders — but added a twist by offering them a job too.

Taking the positives out of the robbers’ endeavours, the firm listed a few things they were looking for their probable employee.

“We thought you might like to come and work for us? Maybe make an honest living instead of thieving off us?” offered the company.

The post added: “You seem to have some (but not all) attributes we are looking for, i.e.

1) You are obviously good at early starts and getting out of bed on time (or staying up late)

2) You seem to know your power tools pretty well

3) You know your way around our yard

4) You may have good reliable transport to get to work on time (a brand new 2017 silver Hilux Ute was taken from our site a month earlier - was that you?)

5) You relate well to others as I see you have a mate/colleague/partner with you. Please ask him to apply as well. We notice he still has his balaclava on so he must have slightly more intelligence than you.

The company also offered some cash prize for any information.

“UP TO $1000 REWARD for information leading to the recovery and conviction of these two thieves,” it also wrote on Facebook.

Ensuring that the post is not entirely a tongue-in-cheek attempt to catch the offenders, owner Tim Smith told Newshub: “We can give them some work if they want…we have ex-prisoners working for us.”

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