Saturday, July 23, 2016

SUSPICIOUS MINDS....


There was a report yesterday on the local TV news concerning a robbery in the sleepy Kent Town of Hythe.  The report showed CCTV images of a 74 year old man smashing the window of a jeweller`s shop with a hammer, grabbing valuables to the tune of £14,000 and running off down the street.

The shop owner dashed out of his shop, chased the man down the street and felled him with a rugby tackle that would have made James Haskell proud.  Another shop owner, who had witnessed the smash and grab, joined in and held the `alleged` offender down whilst the police were called to the scene.

It was then reported that the 74 year old man had been apprehended on suspicion of theft and promptly released on police bail pending further enquiries.   What puzzles me is how on earth can there be any `suspicion` when the whole incident was captured on at least two high definition CCTV cameras.  What more evidence could there possibly be?  So why is this `alleged offender` being allowed out on bail rather than spending his time in the local Hythe nick?   You can move along now....nothing to see here...

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