On 12 May 2008 at 2:17pm A Renter wrote:
According to the Sussex Express, three suspects have been charged and remanded in custody. It seems they had travelled some distance to hit Clark's Jewellers. Let's hope they find the fourth man soon.
(Can't figure out how to post a link - sorry).
On 15 May 2008 at 2:01pm binks wrote:
I was a witness to the robbery and the police told me the next day, when I was giving a statement, that they aren't expecting to find the fourth man. Apparently these professional criminals don't give anything away once they are caught.
On 15 May 2008 at 2:21pm why? wrote:
Professional my hairy Ass ..
i couple of things they may have overlooked
leaving keys in getaway car? lol
an according to the paper they said the plan wa sto drive through the tunnel to the second getaway car parke dthe otherside of the tunnel.. if they had only researched it more they would have known you cant get through the tunnel at the best of times certainly not in a heist
sorry binks this isn't a pop at you just the key thing makes me chuckle..
well done for making a statement
On 15 May 2008 at 2:34pm Binks wrote:
I understood from the police that the getaway car was parked the other side of the Snowdrop.
On 15 May 2008 at 2:38pm Binks wrote:
Another thought, don't be fooled into thinking that "professionsl" means competent or bright! They obviously weren't! Robbery is what they do for a living and when they get cought they stay quiet.
On 15 May 2008 at 2:51pm Why? wrote:
I can't remember the paper but they said it was parked in a layby by the tunnel and the tunnel was the route but it must have been parked by the barrier on the end of south street I guess I understand your point buger if i'd do ten years and let a work mate stay free but thats life for a crook.
hope you dont think i was having a go at you or anyone involved in helping the police solve this crime
but that car thing must be on worlds dumbest criminals.
On 15 May 2008 at 3:01pm Binks wrote:
I felt proud to be a Lewesian that day. There were twenty 999 calls and 40 witnesses willing to give their names to the police. If the woman hadn't taken the keys they would have most likely got away, this doesn't normally happen, I think normally people are too scared to do anything.
No, I didn't think you were having a go at me.
On 15 May 2008 at 3:09pm why? wrote:
Makes you wonder if they had robbed a store in brighton
how many people would have gone aint my problem didnt see a thing
On 15 May 2008 at 3:21pm E Bayer wrote:
I was in London Road one day last year shopping,and a chase was going on involving a middle aged man and 3 policemen.The police had helmets on,probably bullet proof vests.I don't know what he had done,shoplifted,robbery,who knows.
Anyway,he was caught very near me and you know those big weapon things that they bash down doors with? Like a large bit if scaffold pole with a handle? Well...2 officers held him,and the other one repeatedly slammed into the guys stomach.He was floored at the first 'punch' and as he was laying there,the policeman kept on whacking him,hard.
I was speechless,and started to cry,it was all so quick....
No one else took any notice.Folk just carried on with their day like this is an everyday occurance.Which it probably was being Brighton....
On 15 May 2008 at 3:50pm Binks wrote:
That must have been an awful experience. The fact that it was the police carrying out the attack makes it harder for people to step in, but even so you would hope that if enough people are willing to stop and intervene the police wouldn't be able to carry on like this. You can't do much on your own in such a situation.
On 17 May 2008 at 8:04am Earl of Lewes wrote:
The device you're refering to is called 'The Enforcer', if 'The Bill' is to be believed.
On 17 May 2008 at 11:04am The Super K wrote:
Yeah Could have been a shoplifter, also could have been a terrorist or a peado. would you feel so sorry for him then?
On 17 May 2008 at 11:32am James Hunts spoiler wrote:
Awww bless E Bayer, you started to cry. I would've been crying with laughter.
As super K says, could've been anyone. Would you have cried for the poor bloke if he'd had just raped your mum or daughter or kicked your granny to a pulp for her pension.
When will some of these do-gooder liberal politically correct clowns realise that those who commit crime should be caught and punnished and those who don't commit crime won't be subjected to such treatment.
Personally, i think zero tolerance is the way to go. If you commit an anti social behaviour crime, i'd bring back the stocks or at the very least, have the offenders walking around in pink fluffy leotards for several months. They won't do the crime again believe me. Humilliate the poor little darlings.
On 17 May 2008 at 11:41am E Bayer wrote:
Point taken,I hadn't looked at it like that...I had assumed judging by the amount of shoplifting that goes on in that area of Brighton,he was guilty of that.Kept my eye on the news afterwards and didn't see anything. Yes,I was in tears.I had never seen policemen acting so aggressively before.And was amazed that no one took any notice...Which was the point of my post because someone earlier had mentioned if it had happened in Brighton,no one would have helped,which is exactl what happened.
On 17 May 2008 at 11:54am James Hunts spoiler wrote:
Theiving from shops today......theiving from your house tomorrow. Nip it in the bud early and chop their hands off, just like they do in other countries (Saudi Arabia ?) They won't do it again believe me.