Thursday, 2 February 2017

Low Tech Crime

Not exactly A J Raffles, but these days crims have no style. I blame Brexit and Trump for inducing a sense of despair in hard-working people with sticks.

Police are hunting two men who robbed a shop in Derbyshire and whacked a shop worker with a wooden stick before taking off with cash and beer.

Officers said the men approached the 49-year-old shop worker at the Aldercar Express, in Langley Mill, at the counter and one of them hit him with what police say was "some sort of wooden stick".

They then took cash from the till and even helped themselves to a beer from the shelf. The hooded pair left the scene in Upper Dunstead Road - leaving the shopkeeper bruised - but now police need help from the public to track them down.


Michael said...

Presumably they went back later and pinched the bike!

I'm surprised that the BBC haven't reported this before, as it just has to be a Brexit issue, compounded by President Trump's impending visit!

wiggiatlarge said...

Any decent Police dog should be able to retrieve a wooden stick !

James Higham said...

Hmmmm, not much to add to that.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to go off topic. Today I asked for cashback at the till. As I slipped the two notes into my wallet the assistant declared 'Oh, your putting them in upside down'. Nowt so queer as folk.

A K Haart said...

Scrobs - gives a new meaning to "living out in the sticks" though doesn't it?

Wiggia - and the hand that holds it.

James - it stands alone.

Roger - maybe it shows that she (she is my guess) was interested in your wallet.