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Armed Robbery

Post by Pilot » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:39 pm

I was having lunch downtown when the owner told us there was an ongoing robbery at Barclays bank in King street, South Shields. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/no ... e-14283456
I mean to say you expect this sort of thing in Texas or OZ but not in good old shields :wink:
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Post by Daddy O » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:00 pm

Pilot wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:39 pm
I was having lunch downtown when the owner told us there was an ongoing robbery at Barclays bank in King street, South Shields. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/no ... e-14283456
I mean to say you expect this sort of thing in Texas or OZ but not in good old shields :wink:
In Texas and OZ? Come on man. :lol:

But the solution the Brits will come up with will be to outlaw knives. Just remember.....if you outlaw knives, only outlaws will have knives. No? :shock:

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Post by Rosie » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:43 pm

You could be right Pilot

Headlines in our local paper this morning

https://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au ... n/3334640/
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Re: Armed Robbery

Post by ralph » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:16 pm

Pilot wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:39 pm
I was having lunch downtown when the owner told us there was an ongoing robbery at Barclays bank in King street, South Shields. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/no ... e-14283456
I mean to say you expect this sort of thing in Texas or OZ but not in good old shields :wink:
I would be very surprised if they are not quickly caught, there are such a lot of CCTV cameras about now and Shields is not a very big town. When I first moved to London in the early 1970's. bank and security vehicle robberies were extremely common with the weapons of choice being sawn-off shotguns. Todays big-time criminals find it less dangerous and more profitable to get involved in the d*ugs trade, though stabbings and shootings are common place at the lower level. :(

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Post by sherri » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:44 pm

Hold ups at petrol stations etc are so common here they don't make the news.
I'm on a Facebook page about crimes in the local area so I see mention of them.

They're not in what you would call rough areas either, often on biggish intersections where there are a lot of escape routes.

We also have the situation of gangs of youths walking into supermarkets & big stores, taking what they like, walking out. Not running, just walking & laughing. There's power in numbers. Plenty of CCTV footage but rarely any arrests. Usually youths of African appearance. And even if the odd one is caught, nothing much happens to them.

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Post by gnads » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:04 am

They aren't scared of cameras.
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Re: Armed Robbery

Post by andysfootball » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:12 am

they wouldn't get much cash from a bank in shields

poor targeting really
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Post by Pilot » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:43 am

I think £25,000 was mentioned but it was in a safty box I think and i'm sure if they are forced open the money is covered in a dye that makes it useless. It is against the law to carry a knife in the UK as far as I know, I remember when I was a Pilot apprentice in the 1960s I carried a sheath knife it had a 6 inch blade and was strapped to my belt I needed it for cutting and splicing rope, often after my 4pm to midnight watch I would walk home about 2 1/2 miles and was often stopped by the police wanting to look into my bag and they always questioned me about the knife but after I explained all was OK. I'm not sure what would happen these days.
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Post by sherri » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:12 pm

I think double sided knives aren't allowed to be carried here either.

I don't think the aim of thieves is always to make a massive hit. The days of trying to rob banks etc are long gone.

These days they are after soft targets-a few freebies from the shop, a bit of cash. If you're 16 or 17 and can get an easy $200, you're laughing. Even an easy $50 if you stop a car and bash or threaten the driver. The added advantage is if you keep to smaller crimes, the police don't bother too hard to come after you & you get a community sentence, not a conviction, if you are unlucky enough to be caught.

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Re: Armed Robbery

Post by whip » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:01 pm

South Shields 15 min's of fame :lol:
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Post by ralph » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:33 am

whip wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:01 pm
South Shields 15 min's of fame :lol:
You have clearly forgotten the frequency with which Mr Angry would post pictures of the lobsters that he would almost pick up daily from the rocks around our shore. I would have thought that might have impressed a man who admires them so. Ah, but that is fame - nothing lasts. :lol:

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Re: Armed Robbery

Post by whip » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:03 pm

ralph wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:33 am
whip wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:01 pm
South Shields 15 min's of fame :lol:
You have clearly forgotten the frequency with which Mr Angry would post pictures of the lobsters that he would almost pick up daily from the rocks around our shore. I would have thought that might have impressed a man who admires them so. Ah, but that is fame - nothing lasts. :lol:
Take more than that to impress me.
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Re: Armed Robbery

Post by gnads » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:46 pm

whip wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:03 pm
ralph wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:33 am
whip wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:01 pm
South Shields 15 min's of fame :lol:
You have clearly forgotten the frequency with which Mr Angry would post pictures of the lobsters that he would almost pick up daily from the rocks around our shore. I would have thought that might have impressed a man who admires them so. Ah, but that is fame - nothing lasts. :lol:
Take more than that to impress me.
Says Shania Whip :lol:
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Re: Armed Robbery

Post by whip » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:38 pm

Very droll gnads.

Not once did I see a Lobster whilst in Austria the other week.

I was bloody robbed '' Not armed '' of fine cuisine so I was :(
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