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Post by antm » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:25 pm
Sorry a little rant here:

I was late duty tonight in the store i work in, its an nice store brand new built, lovely restyle Tesco, and on one side of the store its nice and posh and the other side its a bit rough (meant as in housing estates etc..) So a mixed bag of customers, well i was called down to the checkouts an elderly lady had had her bag snatched while she was shopping, lost her purse, house keys, medication, credit/debit cards and all pin numbers where in the purse as well. So we searched the shop for a dumped bag but nothing, searched all the bins in the car park, and out the front of store nothing. Called the police and waited for the police. While we were waiting we chatted she was quite distressed, managed to get out of her that her bank cards where with LTSB so thought right lets get them on the phone get these cards cancelled, called them up only to find out the poor lady had been cleaned out, 10 mins after noticing the bag had gone, the scumbags had used the cash point in some local off-licence and emptied the account, they had also used the card to pay for goods as well!!

Now she was really distressed crying and just brokedown, half an hour later the police phoned me back, no one spare to send to see her, what?!! no police officer spare to and talk to a distressed woman, bang out of order!

So i called her daughter and she came and picked her up. At the moment i cant work out who is worse, the scumbags who took her bag, and emptied her accounts, or the police who couldn't be bother to attend!!
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:34 am
That is a really distressing story. I fear she won't be remimbursed by the bank either as she had the pin numbers in the purse.

They want putting up a wall and shooting.

I can see it from the police point of view as well - I know how stretched resources are in my force. I imagine they will be visiting her, and lets hope that there is some CCTV footage at the shop as well.
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Post by Struzzo39 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:29 am
And some of us are proud to british????????? How awful!!! Hope they catch the scum
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Post by Shining » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:33 am
This is all too common in any country. An awful thing to happen though and I do hope there is some CCTV to be looked at and hopefully find these and bring them to justice.
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Post by antm » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:25 am
The problem i have with the police currently is our response time is lousy, we had a violent shoplifter the other week and a 2 hr response was made i spent 2 hours sat on him and previously we had a minor that we had to let go as we are not allowed to hold for longer than an hour, last night literally 60 seconds before i was called to the event, we had 5 PCSO's in the canteen sat there for as a good 2 hours enjoying there lunch break, surely one of them could of popped back to store, i understand the police are under manned etc but then they had the cheek to phone back 3 hours later asking if the lady was still at our store, as if im going to make someone sit in the store waiting that amount of time.

My only thought is what if we couldn't of tracked down her daughter or worse still if she actually had no one for us to contact, what then??
 
 

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Post by PELDER » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:34 am
A sad story yet one that is commonplace nowadays - I refuel the works van at the same BP Garage/Mini Supermarket every evening, and there the counter staff tell me a story of woe almost every night of life at their filling station - shop lifters, refuelling drive offs and racial abuse of staff on a daily basis, some of which I have witnessed - what is the matter with some people?
 
 

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Post by Skippy » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:43 am
That's awful. I hope the poor lady's ok, but I agree with Jan that unfortunately I don't think she'll get her money back as she had her PIN number with the cards.

On the subject of police response times, I know they are understaffed but some of the response times are ridiculous. My friend's ex partner tried to hit her and snatch their daughter from her home and the police didn't get to her for an hour. She'd managed to get the kids inside and lock the door, but no way should it take that long.
 
 

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Post by Wizzzard » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:44 am
In my opinion , and I stress it is only MY opnion, children as a whole are not taught the difference between right and wrong and have not been for at least the last 20 years. They are taught their rights which they believe gives them the right , nay, the DUTY, to act in boorish and abusive ways. Now I know all our kids were brought up correctly and would never do anything untoward ... not while we are watching at any rate. The permissive and PC society has wrought a society of self seeking hurtful sub culture which does not care how it affects everyone else, and because of todays media coverage these are the ones we hear of and consequently our kids also hear and in some cases try to emulate ... cos they can.

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Post by Andy1964 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:57 am
Very good points Ray.
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Post by Skippy » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:04 am
Well said Ray.

I was always a goody two shoes as I was frightened of what my mum and dad (mainly my mum!) would say and do if I got into trouble.
 
 

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Post by flow13 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:45 am
Thats awful.

Ray, you are right. children don't seem to be disciplined enough and they are not taught how to behave/whats right and wrong.
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Post by Jan01 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:23 am
I work with young offenders and I am fed up with being told this young person has committed an offence because they have been brought up in a one parent home, a poor home or on such an housing estate. My answer is what about all the other young people who are brought up in one parent families, poor families and on the estate who are great kids don't get into trouble. As for the rights children have which is fine but I tell the young people I wor with that yes they have rights but with those rights they have responsibilities, domething it seems they don't realise.

Another thing I get angry about is the the amount of fun activities that is arranged for offenders but very little for the good kids whose parents csn't afford day trips out and holidys.

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Post by antm » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:21 pm
I thought I should balance the odds a little here:

I helped in the arrest of a 15 year old last week, again poor police response, as the lad was a minor nothing i could do, except ensure we had full cctv cover which we had, and a good shot of him for when the police did come in. We had to let him go as unable to hold longer than an hour without the police or his parents.

The following day i was called to the customer service desk, here was this lad and his dad, sinking feeling, here we go i thought, his father apologized for his sons actions, forced his son to apologize to the guard, then he asked for a broom, i enquired to why he said as a punishment he was going to make his son sweep our entire car park! Its a big car park, but i agreed, he was out there for 4 hours! lol
 
 

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Post by carole2662 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:58 pm
That kind of action makes you believe there is some hope for the human race. I know that I have always told my kids that the punishment they get from the police etc is but fun to the punishment they will have to take from me when they get home. Luckely both my kids are good kids and we have had no trouble with them. I told both of them that I would take their licenses off them if I find they have had even 1 drink and then driven home as I operate a nill tolerance attitude towards drink and driving. Both kids respect this and ring if they need a lift home after a session.
 
 

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Post by Skippy » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:16 pm
Now some parents would be trying to sue the police for 'assaulting' their little darlings!
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