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Union music break in

On 23 Nov 2010 at 9:58pm Smiler wrote:
I've just past the new music shop in Lansdowne Place and it's been broken into. The front door was broken in half. CPSOs in attendance.

Keep em peeled
On 23 Nov 2010 at 11:03pm Pedant wrote:
Keep em peeled for what Smiler?
On 23 Nov 2010 at 11:41pm Corker wrote:
Police were combing the Twittens at 9pm
On 24 Nov 2010 at 12:28am Trigger wrote:
CPSO's statnding around doing nothing as they have as much power as you and I but still get paid for it. I can imagine the situation.
CPSO1 "Door looks like its been broken down"
CPSO2 " Yup"
CPSO1 "Someone better call the Police"
CPSO2 "We are in Lewes, No chance of that happening"
On 24 Nov 2010 at 8:34am Mr Forks wrote:
The fact that the thief is also bound to be a country music lover should narrow it down, should eliminate anyone under the age of 60!
On 24 Nov 2010 at 9:02am Local wrote:
Well trigger, I must say I was one of many people who called 999 last night when this happened and police arrived 3 minutes later and spent considerable time searching the area and taking details. They were prob so quick as it was tea and biccy time at the station but none the less they were on the ball last night. Don't think having a nice shiny apple computer on show for all helps.
On 24 Nov 2010 at 11:17am noteastnotwestjustsussex wrote:
There were police in Lewes town centre for the "diversity debate", so they were probably delighted to have something less stupid to do. l've seen heavy police presence three times in Lewes the past year - the march of the local regiment, November 5th, and this. Apart from anything else, they must find it demeaning and pointless to police things that don't need policing.
On 24 Nov 2010 at 12:27pm MC wrote:
> There were police in Lewes town centre for the "diversity debate"????

You are joking? Why? Did Smith arrange it for the publicity?
On 24 Nov 2010 at 12:34pm Mr Forks wrote:
I do hope the police present represented every possible ethnic background otherwise DJ Smiffy will do his tank!
On 24 Nov 2010 at 2:01pm jonnyboy wrote:
It's business as usual at Union music today.
On 24 Nov 2010 at 2:32pm MC wrote:
Is the mac still in evidence?
On 24 Nov 2010 at 10:39pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
there were attempted break ins at five shops on station street last thurs-fri night as well. christmas is coming and austerity starts to bite...
On 25 Nov 2010 at 10:03am Mystic Mog wrote:
Local and MC - crass comments about the Mac. So it is their fault they got got broken into because of the Mac? It is the criminal's fault not the shop keepers.
Rant over
On 25 Nov 2010 at 10:06am Pedant wrote:
You're probably right Mystic - on the other hand I bet you don't leave your valuables on show in your front room and the door unlocked just because it'll be the criminal's fault if they're stolen.
On 25 Nov 2010 at 11:24am Mystic Mog wrote:
I am sure that the shop door was locked. Shops can contains valuable goods anyway irrespective of a Mac. If there was not a Mac on show you will probably say that the shop should not have CDs or instruments on view!
On 25 Nov 2010 at 11:38am Pedant wrote:
I'm not called Pedant for nothing Mystic.
On 25 Nov 2010 at 1:29pm jonnyboy wrote:
Asked in the shop today. Nothing was stolen. The door was broken, though the lock held. The alarm went off and the oiks scarpered. The computer is no longer left in the shop.
On 25 Nov 2010 at 2:31pm MC wrote:
Good. Can't quite understand why asking if they stole the mac should have raised your ire so Mr Mog.

I imagine they didn't try to break into the Red Cross shop?
On 25 Nov 2010 at 5:55pm Trevor wrote:
Last week there were a group of junkies hanging about the Grange, needles left lying about for all to see. Just a coincidence?
On 25 Nov 2010 at 7:39pm Stevie wrote:
Hello all, firstly thank you for your concern and good will. Jamie and I have worked day and night to get the shop up and running and have been so happy by all the lovely people coming in to wish us well. We were exhausted and getting ready for an early night when the police called us on Tuesday evening and to be honest the news of the break-in attempt was a real kick in the teeth! when you try so hard to build something, put all your energy and savings into starting up a business, it is really hard to except that someone thinks they can just come along and break it and steal from it!
I would like to say this - the police were brilliant, quick to be there and carried out a thorough follow-up the next day. The neighbours were amazing, helping to clean up, offering us tea and snacks or a warm place to wait for help - really heart warming - thank you neighbourhood. The final thing I would like to say that suggesting it was our fault for having a Mac is not fair or practical - all shops by their nature are full of valuables, the victim should not be blamed for the crime.
Once again thank you for your support, please come in a say hello, Stevie
On 25 Nov 2010 at 8:20pm James wrote:
Have you any idea what good work the Police do with regard to diversity ??
I suspect not, you sit there and comment on something you have no idea about.
Do you know what the "Diversity" work they do comprises of, or how much of it is done in their own time unpaid.
You are a fool.
On 25 Nov 2010 at 8:40pm stevie wrote:
We will have to have a new door made to measure as it is such an old building you don't get these "off the peg" and it will take at least 3 weeks so we have decorated the boarded up door to keep it all looking nice for everybody and so we don't have to feel sad every time we arrive at work to open up shop.
On 25 Nov 2010 at 8:41pm stevie wrote:
sorry the image did not upload - come and see if your interested :-)
On 25 Nov 2010 at 9:09pm MC wrote:
I'm not sure he was slagging off the police for their lack of diversity as much as saying that the police might have been grateful to leave an event they were policing that evidently did not require any policing, i.e. the Lewes diversity debate, the non-event at which local self-promotionalist David James Sick was talking?

I might be wrong. It's not unknown. He might be wrong too and the police their to attend the event rather than police it.
On 26 Nov 2010 at 12:37am IMEYOU wrote:
There were three break ins on the same day . .Union , Stead & Stimpson and Julian Graves . . The local plod must have been pushed to breaking point what with the stabbing up neville !

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