Braintree shopper condemns card thieves after £500 is stolen

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree shopper condemns card thieves after £500 is stolen Braintree shopper condemns card thieves after £500 is stolen

A 78-year-old is appalled that thieves are targeting shoppers in a Braintree supermarket and believes more CCTV is needed.

Norman Jennings used his card to pay for his shopping in Sainsbury’s, put it back in his pocket, and was then approached in the car park by a man holding a map, who using broken English asked for directions to London.

Within the time it had taken for Mr Jennings to drive to Dunmow for an appointment, thieves had used his card to withdraw £500 from a cashpoint in Braintree.

Mr Jennings also discovered that £35 in cash had also been taken from his pocket.
He said: “This sort of theft is very disconcerting. It shouldn’t be happening.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “The victim was fortunately reimbursed by their bank. There are no further lines of inquiry.”
 

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11:41am Sun 8 Jun 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Bring back capital punishment for this sort of crime.

We used to do it until only a few generations back. If anyone doesn't believe me just go on line a browse the records of the Old Bailey trials 1674 to 1813.

The prospect of such a draconian penalty might actually work as a real disincentive to some; and for those who weren’t convinced it would be a fairly efficient means of preventing them re-offending.

These scum are just a canker within our society. They contribute nothing and they seize all. Destroy them and be done with it. Why should anyone have any compassion for them?
Bring back capital punishment for this sort of crime. We used to do it until only a few generations back. If anyone doesn't believe me just go on line a browse the records of the Old Bailey trials 1674 to 1813. The prospect of such a draconian penalty might actually work as a real disincentive to some; and for those who weren’t convinced it would be a fairly efficient means of preventing them re-offending. These scum are just a canker within our society. They contribute nothing and they seize all. Destroy them and be done with it. Why should anyone have any compassion for them? OMPITA [Intl]
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