Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Police Appeal




Police are appealing for information after two girls fought back against a thief who tried to steal the cash they were withdrawing from an ATM in Central Road.

The girls, aged 25 and 27, were taking money out of the Barclays cash machine at the corner of Central Road and Lynwood Drive, watched by a man on a bicycle immediately behind them. As the notes appeared from the machine, the cyclist lunged forward to grab the cash. But he hadn’t reckoned on the girls fighting him off and pushing him away. He then spat at one of the girls, who reacted by pulling him off his bike.

As the girls went up the street to join their mother who was waiting for them, the cyclist rode up and told the mother: “If I was going to rob them I would have taken the money.” He added: “Your kids need to learn some manners!”

The incident happened on Sunday 9th June at 19.15hrs.

The suspect (pictured above) is described as white, 5ft 8in tall. He was wearing a distinctive blue and white, knitted Alpine hat with strings hanging down from its earpieces. He was also wearing a black jacket. He was riding a red and black bicycle.

If you know the identity of the cyclist in these images please contact Sutton Police station on 101 quoting ref no: 4005406/13. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The whole episode was caught on camera. The 12 pictures below show the robbery happening 'storyboard style'. Well done girls for fighting back!

This sort of criminal attitude really makes me angry. It’s bad enough to try to steal something from someone. It’s another thing to try and taunt them and make them feel bad. I really hope the police catch this *person*. And that he languishes in prison being taught some manners the hard way. Please help if you can.













Update (28th August)

This story has made it to the Dail Mail! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2403950/Cash-machine-thief-gets-comeuppance--tells-victims-mother-THEY-need-learn-manners.html


12 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

dave said...

Good. Ha ha well done girls

RobDavies said...

Well done girls...one up to the lawful people.

guest said...

A ridiculous hat and a bike that's much too small for him - surely he won't be difficult to identify. If anyone is foolish enough to try to protect him from identification they should remember that this sort of crime invariably leads to something even worse, and ultimately prison.
Yes, bravo to these young ladies!

guest said...

unbelievable....(as Alan Partridge would say)....good for you girls!

N. Smith said...

Hope they gave the police the DNA. Well done to the girls. Next time scratch him and then we will all know who he is

M said...

If the police have the DNA from the lass what's the betting he's already known to police? Only a matter of time.

guest said...

Well he's somebody's son - they must be so proud of what they've spawned.
If it ever gets to court no doubt he'll get an ASBO, or whatever they hand out now, and be back out thieving in no time.

Alex said...

I'm guessing the bike looks too small for him because it isn't his. If anyone knows of a teenager whose bike has recently been stolen, they might like to suggest that the victim takes a close look at the photos.

Nichu said...

They seem rather old to be described as girls at 25 and 27 - I thought they were going to be 16!
Anyway, what a scumbag, hope they catch him. Seems unlikely though seeing as the appeal for information is almost three months after the incident.

Ian said...

You can see the full CCTV video of this over on LBC973's website.... It appeared on my Twitter feed...

http://www.lbc.co.uk/watch-failed-thief-tells-victims-to-learn-some-manners-77337

Chell said...

this story also made the evening news, London tonight I believe?

Lord Cynic said...

"This country................." (as Alan Partridge would say)

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