Pair carry out daring smash-and-grab raid on Farnworth shop

Pair carry out daring smash-and-grab raid on Farnworth shop

Pair carry out daring smash-and-grab raid on Farnworth shop

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TWO men on a motorbike carried out a daylight smash-and-grab robbery on a Farnworth shop.

At just after 10am yesterday, the pair rode up to the window of Cash Convertors in Market Street and began shattering windows and putting valuables into a bag.

After a few seconds, the pair rode off, leaving shards of glass on the pavement outside the shop.

Police cordoned off the shop and a police helicopter overhead probed the area for the bike.

As yet, no-one has been arrested, and detectives are urging anyone with information to get in touch by calling 101.

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5:58pm Sun 18 May 14

JustBecause says...

Typical brains of Britain, the glass was probably worth more than what was in the window...
Typical brains of Britain, the glass was probably worth more than what was in the window... JustBecause
  • Score: 17

9:52pm Sun 18 May 14

davroduk says...

Targeted the good stuff then !!!!!!
Targeted the good stuff then !!!!!! davroduk
  • Score: 9

6:23am Mon 19 May 14

NHLUFC says...

No, the Dambusters was a "daring raid" this was two wastes of good food on a scooter.
No, the Dambusters was a "daring raid" this was two wastes of good food on a scooter. NHLUFC
  • Score: 19

6:44am Mon 19 May 14

Donkey Stone says...

NHLUFC wrote:
No, the Dambusters was a "daring raid" this was two wastes of good food on a scooter.
Couldn't agree more. Thieves aren't "daring" they are scum.
[quote][p][bold]NHLUFC[/bold] wrote: No, the Dambusters was a "daring raid" this was two wastes of good food on a scooter.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Thieves aren't "daring" they are scum. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 15

8:54am Mon 19 May 14

PDY says...

Keeping the Dambusters theme going, they were just a couple of bouncing bums!!!!
Keeping the Dambusters theme going, they were just a couple of bouncing bums!!!! PDY
  • Score: 9

1:16pm Mon 19 May 14

matt128 says...

It took seven minutes for the police to turn up after this robbery, although having a joke about the terminology used by the papers to describe this event, the fact still remains that there is or was an active police station no more than 200m from where this robbery took place however due to cuts made to our local services means that the reaction times to this sort of crime are just getting longer. The action, I feel that is needed, is for more police to be on foot patrols protecting our shopkeepers and the public that use those shops. We all would like to feel safe when we go shopping in and about Farnworth, this is yet another occasion that erodes that feeling.
It took seven minutes for the police to turn up after this robbery, although having a joke about the terminology used by the papers to describe this event, the fact still remains that there is or was an active police station no more than 200m from where this robbery took place however due to cuts made to our local services means that the reaction times to this sort of crime are just getting longer. The action, I feel that is needed, is for more police to be on foot patrols protecting our shopkeepers and the public that use those shops. We all would like to feel safe when we go shopping in and about Farnworth, this is yet another occasion that erodes that feeling. matt128
  • Score: 7

2:17pm Mon 19 May 14

mr.mark.c says...

JustBecause wrote:
Typical brains of Britain, the glass was probably worth more than what was in the window...
Apart from all the gold and mobiles phones that is ;)
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Typical brains of Britain, the glass was probably worth more than what was in the window...[/p][/quote]Apart from all the gold and mobiles phones that is ;) mr.mark.c
  • Score: 1

10:29am Tue 20 May 14

atlas123 says...

matt128 wrote:
It took seven minutes for the police to turn up after this robbery, although having a joke about the terminology used by the papers to describe this event, the fact still remains that there is or was an active police station no more than 200m from where this robbery took place however due to cuts made to our local services means that the reaction times to this sort of crime are just getting longer. The action, I feel that is needed, is for more police to be on foot patrols protecting our shopkeepers and the public that use those shops. We all would like to feel safe when we go shopping in and about Farnworth, this is yet another occasion that erodes that feeling.
Maybe the police were all out of the station dealing with neighbour squabbles and complaints about people calling each other names of facebook?


A policelady told me a few years back they don't do firebrigade policing where they sit around waiting for the bell to ring, they have a list of 20 incidents to attend with 5 patrols and new incidents come in as fast as the old ones are sorted out. Each incident is constantly prioratised and re-prioritised. If a crime has been committed and the offender has gone then it goes down the list..
[quote][p][bold]matt128[/bold] wrote: It took seven minutes for the police to turn up after this robbery, although having a joke about the terminology used by the papers to describe this event, the fact still remains that there is or was an active police station no more than 200m from where this robbery took place however due to cuts made to our local services means that the reaction times to this sort of crime are just getting longer. The action, I feel that is needed, is for more police to be on foot patrols protecting our shopkeepers and the public that use those shops. We all would like to feel safe when we go shopping in and about Farnworth, this is yet another occasion that erodes that feeling.[/p][/quote]Maybe the police were all out of the station dealing with neighbour squabbles and complaints about people calling each other names of facebook? A policelady told me a few years back they don't do firebrigade policing where they sit around waiting for the bell to ring, they have a list of 20 incidents to attend with 5 patrols and new incidents come in as fast as the old ones are sorted out. Each incident is constantly prioratised and re-prioritised. If a crime has been committed and the offender has gone then it goes down the list.. atlas123
  • Score: 0

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