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    Daylight Robbery - Would you intervene?

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    So some motorbike thieves done a smash and grab on mappin and webb just before lunch time yesterday while people just watched and took pictures......

    is it worth intervening in something happening like this right in front of your eyes......would you risk blocking the bikes in with your car even though the stuff is all insured?

    i think in days gone by the public would jump in in these sort iof blatant sitiuations but the threat of being harmed just doesnt seem worth it these days

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    Just call the police. He doesnt seem very subtle about the way he's doing it

    Original Poster Banned

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    mental

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    for a company or a banks money? no way

    hmm, a 65 year old man vs 4 thugs on a motorbike? dont think so

    Let the police do their job, they moan too much when the public help them as it is

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    jubbyme;8069838

    for a company or a banks money? no way



    +1, and what could you do anyway ?

    Original Poster Banned

    if you did do something youd probably get it from the police and the robbers

    in july last year a group of lads (7) were attacking a girl in Taunton i stepped in to help her and got a good kick in, spent the night in hospital, had broken nose, two black eyes, 3 bust ribs and spent two weeks not being able to sleep through th pain.
    would i help someone again... YES.
    people of Britain need to stand up and be counted it cant be left to any political party as they are not interested in the comon people, just remember if you do. you used the minimum force that you deemed necessary in the situation

    I'm suprised that the jewellery shops are not improving their security from this new spate of motorcycle crime.
    These gangs are getting away with so much, it's just a pick n mix for them.
    I think jewellery shops need to start having gated boundries or something to stop motorcyclists even getting near the place.

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    compo;8069889

    in july last year a group of lads (7) were attacking a girl in Taunton i … in july last year a group of lads (7) were attacking a girl in Taunton i stepped in to help her and got a good kick in, spent the night in hospital, had broken nose, two black eyes, 3 bust ribs and spent two weeks not being able to sleep through th pain.would i help someone again... YES.people of Britain need to stand up and be counted it cant be left to any political party as they are not interested in the comon people, just remember if you do. you used the minimum force that you deemed necessary in the situation



    Much as i commend you, this situation is a company, not a person, no-one is being harmed, and the money lost will be a drop in the ocean for the company, Im not saying its victimless, but this situation isnt worth a member of the public being involved

    is the top pic from cctv or something...or just someone with a nice slr taking photos of the robbery lol

    and yeah 4 guys on bikes and one guy on his own, forget that whats the point.

    When you're dealing with a store like this, they're insured up the ***. They're not supposed to give you any resistance whatsoever. If you get a customer or an employee who thinks he's Charles Bronson, take the butt of your gun and smash their nose in. It drops him right to the floor. Everyone jumps. He falls down screaming. Blood squirts out of his nose. Freaks everybody out. Nobody says ******* **** after that. You might get some ***** talk **** to you. But give her a look like you're going to smash her face next, watch her shut the **** up. Now if it's the manager, that's a different story. The managers know better than to **** around. So if you get one that's giving you static, he probably thinks he's a real cowboy, so you gotta break that son of a ***** in two. If you wanna know something he won't tell you, cut off one of his fingers-- the little one. Then tell him his thumb's next. After that, he'll tell you if he wears ladies' underwear. I'm hungry. Let's get a taco.

    We_Are_138;8070033

    When you're dealing with a store like this, they're insured up the ***. … When you're dealing with a store like this, they're insured up the ***. They're not supposed to give you any resistance whatsoever. If you get a customer or an employee who thinks he's Charles Bronson, take the butt of your gun and smash their nose in. It drops him right to the floor. Everyone jumps. He falls down screaming. Blood squirts out of his nose. Freaks everybody out. Nobody says ******* **** after that. You might get some ***** talk **** to you. But give her a look like you're going to smash her face next, watch her shut the **** up. Now if it's the manager, that's a different story. The managers know better than to **** around. So if you get one that's giving you static, he probably thinks he's a real cowboy, so you gotta break that son of a ***** in two. If you wanna know something he won't tell you, cut off one of his fingers-- the little one. Then tell him his thumb's next. After that, he'll tell you if he wears ladies' underwear. I'm hungry. Let's get a taco.



    loooool

    which bike were you on?

    I would jump in and have a go,tbh,I have done a few times before and would always do so again,its just the way I am....fully understand people not doing so though and would never criticise anyone for this

    boothy;8070061

    I would jump in and have a go,tbh,I have done a few times before and … I would jump in and have a go,tbh,I have done a few times before and would always do so again,its just the way I am....fully understand people not doing so though and would never criticise anyone for this



    I highly doubt that you would 'jump in' in this situation

    If it was another person I would like to think I would but a company no......

    I got a good kicking once on a bus by a group of 10ish girls and boys and no-one did a thing the driver didn't even stop the bus.... so I would like to think I would help someone

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    boothy;8070061

    I would jump in and have a go,tbh,I have done a few times before and … I would jump in and have a go,tbh,I have done a few times before and would always do so again,its just the way I am....fully understand people not doing so though and would never criticise anyone for this



    Then we would be both talking about a robbery and doing a boothy rip thread

    CFC_Mark;8070077

    I highly doubt that you would 'jump in' in this situation



    then you would be incorrect,normally once one person starts having a go then others will follow,I respect the law and deplore criminals,as long as I was not endangering an innocent person thats my decision to make based on my own principles

    too risky people who take the effort to pull this sort of crime will most likely come armed. Its just not worth it unless there's ALOT of people intervening.

    boothy;8070086

    then you would be incorrect,normally once one person starts having a go … then you would be incorrect,normally once one person starts having a go then others will follow.



    Lol, you would be surprised at the lack of support you would receive from everyone else in times like these. Especially in London

    CFC_Mark;8070098

    Lol, you would be surprised at the lack of support you would receive from … Lol, you would be surprised at the lack of support you would receive from everyone else in times like these. Especially in London



    then that would be their choice,it would still not stop me intervening in some way.

    Depends on the crime. I was in sainsburys a few months ago watching a couple of guys steal a load of blurays. Was quite amusing as the security guards had no idea.

    this could have been done with one man and his mate on a bike, the fact that they got 3 extra guys there most likely these guys meant business, could have had mac 10s or anything on them

    If you intervened and one of the robbers got hurt then you'd probably be arrested.

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    compo;8069889

    in july last year a group of lads (7) were attacking a girl in Taunton i … in july last year a group of lads (7) were attacking a girl in Taunton i stepped in to help her and got a good kick in, spent the night in hospital, had broken nose, two black eyes, 3 bust ribs and spent two weeks not being able to sleep through th pain.would i help someone again... YES.people of Britain need to stand up and be counted it cant be left to any political party as they are not interested in the comon people, just remember if you do. you used the minimum force that you deemed necessary in the situation



    I thought Taunton was quiet my uncle and his family live there.

    compo;8069889

    in july last year a group of lads (7) were attacking a girl in Taunton i … in july last year a group of lads (7) were attacking a girl in Taunton i stepped in to help her and got a good kick in, spent the night in hospital, had broken nose, two black eyes, 3 bust ribs and spent two weeks not being able to sleep through th pain.would i help someone again... YES.people of Britain need to stand up and be counted it cant be left to any political party as they are not interested in the comon people, just remember if you do. you used the minimum force that you deemed necessary in the situation



    My OH done the same thing a few years ago was left permantly disabled, partialy blind and with epilepsy

    jubbyme;8069901

    Much as i commend you, this situation is a company, not a person, no-one … Much as i commend you, this situation is a company, not a person, no-one is being harmed, and the money lost will be a drop in the ocean for the company, Im not saying its victimless, but this situation isnt worth a member of the public being involved



    agreed

    ilovepink;8070342

    My OH done the same thing a few years ago was left permantly disabled, … My OH done the same thing a few years ago was left permantly disabled, partialy blind and with epilepsy



    I'd like to think I'd step in to help a person (not a company like the one mentioned in the OP - they're insured) but when you hear stories of good people trying to help being turned on violently, that makes me question if I'd do it.

    Comes down to your instinct at the time.

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    deathtrap3000;8070128

    Depends on the crime. I was in sainsburys a few months ago watching a … Depends on the crime. I was in sainsburys a few months ago watching a couple of guys steal a load of blurays. Was quite amusing as the security guards had no idea.



    CCTV ?

    Obviously when another person is in danger then I would intervene. Have done before. But if it's the robbery of a jewellery store it really isn't worth it

    i witnessed a bank robbery before it was really quiet in there and the securicour(sp) guy came in with black box soon as he opened it three young guys

    swooped grabbed the bags of cash and legged it, i was standing by the doors at the time and my mate and OH pulled me out the way, saw them jump

    into a waiting car outside.

    We quickly left before the police arrived as we didnt want to get involved, they did get caught a couple of days later

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    I would have found some stones or bollards to throw at their heads. If I was in my car I would have drove up the pavement and blocked them in.

    ryman1000;8070441

    CCTV ?



    Was I watching on cctv? or was there cctv?

    lumoruk;8070635

    I would have found some stones or bollards to throw at their heads. If I … I would have found some stones or bollards to throw at their heads. If I was in my car I would have drove up the pavement and blocked them in.



    loool,

    and then you would have been all over the papers tomorrow after they had shot you in the head through your car window

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    deathtrap3000;8070764

    Was I watching on cctv? or was there cctv?



    :roll: Was there not CCTV ?

    lumoruk;8070635

    I would have found some stones or bollards to throw at their heads. If I … I would have found some stones or bollards to throw at their heads. If I was in my car I would have drove up the pavement and blocked them in.



    What would you do when they turned around and rode off in the other direction? After possibly shooting you, stabbing you and/or damaging your car.

    lumoruk;8070635

    I would have found some stones or bollards to throw at their heads.



    Thats the spirit :?

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    Original Poster Banned

    surely there must be glass tougher than what they are using, after 5 smash n grabs in 3 years you would of thought they would have learnt

    insurance must pay well

    Wow! What a story! Can't say I'd get involved, if they are going to display that kind of jewellery what do they expect?

    StudentJo;8071075

    Wow! What a story! Can't say I'd get involved, if they are going to … Wow! What a story! Can't say I'd get involved, if they are going to display that kind of jewellery what do they expect?



    A wealthy buyer :thumbsup:

    Some say he breaks into jewellery stores in his spare time, and that he pee's Sulphuric Acid.

    All we know is....he's called The Stig.

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