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Red Cross shop break in: did you see anything?

On 29 Jan 2013 at 1:18pm Deelite wrote:
I've been asked to post this by the manageress of the Red Cross shop in Station Street.

At 17.40 on Saturday afternoon the assistant manageress shut up the shop and left. Just after she left two men jumped out of a van parked in the loading bay outside the shop and proceeded to tape up the front of the shop, pretending to look like workmen. Then they kicked in the door, rifled through some DVDs and got to the till. It looks like they must have been startled or spooked by something as they appeared to leave quickly taking only the two charity collection tins with them (the slimeballs!).

Did anyone notice anything odd in the Station Street or nearby School Hill/High Street round about this time, late Saturday afternoon? If anyone can help please contact the Red Cross shop on 01273 481075 or email spot@overdose.com.

Thanks very much.
On 29 Jan 2013 at 2:36pm Local wrote:
Are the police not involved then?
On 29 Jan 2013 at 2:37pm Ed Can Do wrote:
There's a cctv camera at the top of station street attached to the corner of Flint. One would hope that whoever controls that might have seen something...
On 29 Jan 2013 at 3:10pm Down South wrote:
Unbelievable. Yeah, slimeballs. Why a charity shop?? Deelite, tell the manageress we're supporting her.
On 29 Jan 2013 at 7:02pm Deelite wrote:
The traffic camera misses the location. Yes the police are on it but busy too.
On 30 Jan 2013 at 9:29am thebeak wrote:
On 30 Jan 2013 at 9:32am ex army wrote:
The Red cross gives battlefield first aid lessons to the taliban, so by giving them money you are indirectly paying to help kill british service personnel, I wouldnt give them a penny now.
On 30 Jan 2013 at 9:47am jonnyboy wrote:
Ex Army. Does the Geneva Convention mean nothing to you?

Check it out here »
On 30 Jan 2013 at 11:05am ex army wrote:
Yes it does, this has nothing to do with it, I would have no problem with them or us ( as already happens) treating wounded taliban.
What I wont do is directly or indirectly contribute to an enemy combatant( for that is what they are)being trained on how to save a fellow combatant who could then possibly go on to kill a british soldier, does loyalty to your own mean nothing to you ?
On 30 Jan 2013 at 11:16am Deelite wrote:
So, didn't see anything then? :-)
On 30 Jan 2013 at 1:13pm Question? wrote:
Deelite. Do the Taliban follow the Geneva Convention? Not saying that we should behave as them but there is a fine line.
On 30 Jan 2013 at 1:17pm Southover Queen wrote:
That, I'm afraid, is exactly the kind of thinking that led to the British Army being disgraced in Iraq by the murder of Baha Musa (and the hundreds of other Iraqi victims presently claiming - and being paid out - millions in compensation). You don't persuade others to behave better unless you're prepared to uphold your own ethical standards.
On 30 Jan 2013 at 2:37pm Deelite wrote:
errr, can't we stay on topic?
On 30 Jan 2013 at 8:29pm Lewes lady wrote:
Frankly, on here, rarely!
On 30 Jan 2013 at 11:51pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Traffic camera? That's a novel way of putting it. Surely if it was a traffic camera it'd be attached to the traffic lights? I've seen it move to watch when there have been lively discussions outside the kebab shop on more than one occasion. Did the camera at the bottom of Station Street or the one in the precinct spot anyone coming or going? If you can hazard a guess at what time it happened, there are enough cameras in town to eliminate two directions of approach and exit very easily which might help in finding people who saw something.
On 31 Jan 2013 at 12:47am Deelite wrote:
The time is known. It occurred at 5.40-5.45 on Saturday afternoon. Hopefully the police are looking through the camera stuff.
On 31 Jan 2013 at 10:34am Ed Can Do wrote:
Saturday afternoon? Blimey, that's pretty bold then. Sounds like they vaguely planned it out too, have there been any other similar incidents in the area?
On 31 Jan 2013 at 11:32am The dogs bollocks wrote:
Yeah think I saw em;thought they were taking away textiles for recycling.Thought it funny as they had ropey old van.
Car was overturned somewhere near Garner Street/
On 31 Jan 2013 at 11:47am Deelite wrote:
Do you remember colour or make of the van Mr B*ll*cks?
On 31 Jan 2013 at 12:51pm A Landlord wrote:
Could anyone who saw anything suspicious (ropey van, men taping up doorway etc) near the Red Cross in Station Street, Lewes around 5.40pm on Saturday 27th ring the police on 101 and ask for PC Louise Didcott, quoting crime reference number 0540?
On 31 Jan 2013 at 4:11pm The dogs bollocks wrote:
dIDN'T LOOK SUSPICIOUS AS THERE IS ALWAYS a lorry or van collecting unwanted textiles outside as there is an unloading bay.Noticed man 35+ wearing black bobble hat,jeans with lots pockets n short jacket.Looked more like Builders doing a job.Dressed for cold weather.looked like those emigrants that jump onto Lorries at the Ports.Or perhaps like the ones at motorway service stations trying to sell you Suede Coats.Sloping front van like VW,dark grey or blue.Bloke in Record shop is always standin in his doorway-perhaps he saw em too.
On 31 Jan 2013 at 9:10pm Deelite wrote:
Simon will have left by then I think, but will check. Thanks for the info Mr B*ll*cks.

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