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A crook who hid a fortune in gold and diamond jewellery wrapped up in bandages around his arm has been arrested for theft in Kiev, in the Ukraine.

The 20-year-old thief had checked into a hotel apparently perfectly healthy but checked out just hours later with a heavily bandaged left arm.

Police say the hotel owner later found his substantial collection of precious gems and rings had been stolen.

The hotel guest was later found in a nightclub with no bandages but wearing the hotel owner's rings on his fingers.

Locals say the theft is a carbon copy of the plot of a Communist era comedy film called 'The Diamond Arm' about smugglers.

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