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Five cameras and no use at all


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Five cameras and no use at all

8 Jan 2015 11:25AM   Views : 638 Unique : 463

Next door just had a robbery and I saw the thief jump over into our garden and run off over the next fence. I ran out and shouted at him and he dropped his loot but by the time I got my camera ready he'd got away. Bums! Just when you need a quick shot too. So, an exciting and worrying start to the day, but no picture. Sad Police didn't even take a statement despite them finding a firearm and me getting a good look at him. You do wonder.

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JackAllTog Avatar
JackAllTog Plus
14 6.4k 58 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2015 1:34PM
You wonder indeed; it keeps their crime figures down.
CCTV is pretty much the only always on way to record them; unless their are willing to stop for a while and pose with some nice side lighting and reflector; don;t forget to ask them for ID to be sure they are over 18Wink

Actually, I'd be well annoyed if they did not take a full description and try to correlate this with other robberies in the area. I might even call up the main desk and ask why.
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
8 Jan 2015 2:01PM
Hi Stuart, pretty worrying isn't it? Especially as two other houses down my road have been robbed this week. Only a matter of time for us possibly. Sad
We've actually had two unsuccessful break-in attempts and one overnight robbery when we were actually at home in bed! I don't think I want to leave the house empty every again tbh.
JackAllTog Avatar
JackAllTog Plus
14 6.4k 58 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2015 2:16PM
There should be a community support officer you can contact for your area as this does sound like a trend that needs stopping.
Make a bit of a fuss, even write nicely to your MP if you get no joy. If they keep getting away with stuff they get worse.

Good Luck Chris.
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
8 Jan 2015 10:05PM
Off to bed now. Hopefully see you all tomorrow. Grin

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