Thursday, 4 February 2010

Not So Smooth Criminals

Last week I brought you news, as it happened, of a police incident at Santander (Abbey) bank on Central Road.

It turns out it was an unlucky night for would-be thieves who were targeting a cash-in-transit van outside Santander (not the first time that such vans have been targeted in Worcester Park).

Four robbers leapt onto the roof of the van and set about trying to break into it with hammers just as a Police van loaded with officers was driving down Central Road.

The robbers (three men and a 17 year old all of whom are unemployed and from outside Sutton Borough) attempted a getaway but all were promptly captured by Police.

The four appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrate's Court last Friday charged with attempted robbery and were all remanded in custody. One was also charged with assaulting a police officer, whilst resisting arrest.

5 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Andrew B said...

Further to the earlier entry's comments, I can't find a sausage on this either. There's nothing on the local Guardian website. Did it happen ???

Worcester Park said...

Things don't have to be in the local Guardian before they can be deemed to have happened ;-)

My information comes from a reliable contributor with access to a police sources (don't get me started on the police horse business)

JasonJHunter said...

Hi all, Had to say this is just brilliant writing yet again from our favourite local blogger....

"Four robbers leapt onto the roof of the van and set about trying to break into it with hammers just as a Police van loaded with officers was driving down Central Road."

As they say in comedy - there is nothing like timing folks :-)

Regards

@JasonJHunter

Worcester Park said...

Steady on, Jason, your election is showing.

Anonymous said...

Possibly they were not robbers at all, but merely party workers, a little overenthusiastically canvassing in the high street?

I've noted there are some pretty desperate wannabe politicians operating in this area, who will try almost anything to secure your vote.

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