On 6 Mar 2011 at 4:22pm Big Society wrote:
Last night a thief stole a grey plastic compartmented box from the bottom of my basket (which was located in a corner, under a table in the front bar of the Lewes Arms). This box contained approx ¬£200 in ¬£1 and 50p coins and about 15 x 1" tin badges (panto quotes).
The money stolen was not mine - it represented ALL of the money raised from programme & promotional sales during the entire week of the pantomine - this money was destined to go to 2 local charities.
This crime has been reported to Sussex Police - if you have any information regarding who did this, find the box/badges or have reason to query why someone has come into a lot of loose change, that you contact Sussex Police on 08456 070 999 and add your information to Crime Number:ES1/020492/11.
On 6 Mar 2011 at 6:03pm Dave wrote:
How did he know it was in there?
Why did you leave it under the table?
Were there many people in the front bar?
So many questions remain unanswered and yet there can only be a very small handful of people it could have been.
Where is Clouseaux when you need him?
On 6 Mar 2011 at 6:14pm rene wrote:
How do you know its a he?
On 6 Mar 2011 at 6:15pm jrsussex wrote:
Let every shop, pub and banks etc that you possibly can know of what has happened and ask them to look out for some-one buying with lots of change or attempting to change coinage into notes. It worked when a person stole a charity box, he was caught and convicted.
On 6 Mar 2011 at 6:23pm rene wrote:
Yeah thats a good point.
On 6 Mar 2011 at 10:52pm Pearlie wrote:
Do the decent thing and give it up, a lot of people worked very hard to get some money for those who really need it.
Someone did it, and whoever it was was seen by a lot of people the front bar was busy but not enough not to be seen. Do the right thingI knew three quarters of people who were in the front bar and someone will know anyone else who was there, as it was just those stood at the bar.
Just give it up, leave it where someone will find it, as you know, what goes around comes around and it will affect your life in a bad way.
On 7 Mar 2011 at 7:33am Julia Squeezer wrote:
What a b***ard. Given that at least three Bonfire societies are heavily represented in the panto crew the thief stands a good chance of being burned in effigy several times over when identified, and given the close-knit community of the Lewes Arms they'll be identified all right.
On 7 Mar 2011 at 9:42am jrsussex wrote:
I have contacted by telephone what I think are all the banks and building societies in Lewes and asked them to contact the police should any person attempt to convert pound or fifty pence coins into notes. The only one I failed to contact is HSBC, cannot beat the telephone system and get to a human being, can only get through if you already have an account with them which I do not have.
I hope they can be caught, the more early publicity is given to this low-life crime the better the chance of catching the thief.
On 7 Mar 2011 at 10:05am jrsussex wrote:
Webbo it's happened again, will not actually post until the next post goes on as I am doing now. How can that be avoided?
On 7 Mar 2011 at 4:32pm jonnyboy wrote:
There's a machine in Tesco where you can change your coins. Not sure how you police that.
On 7 Mar 2011 at 5:38pm Julia Squeezer wrote:
Anyone putting ¬£200 in coins through that would be visible on the CCTV for rather a long time, I imagine.
On 7 Mar 2011 at 7:22pm Boo Khaki wrote:
anyone able to contact mmt at Tesco to get them to reviw the vid then?
On 8 Mar 2011 at 2:43pm St Pancres wrote:
I have just emailed a friend who is part of the management team at Tesco to see if they know of anything, I 'll keep everyone posted if I hear any news.
On 9 Mar 2011 at 4:50pm whatever next.... wrote:
Im sorry but alot of people save all their loose change over months and should they go into Tesco's to change it in the next week are they going to be pounced on ? I myself save ¬£2, ¬£1 and 50ps and would be really pi**ed off should i be approached. Get real, it will have been spent by now.