Raiders drive car into front of Martins at Lordshill centre

Ram raiders target Southampton newsagent

Ram raiders target Southampton newsagent

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RAM RAIDERS drove a car at the front of a Southampton newsagents today.

Thieves wearing hoodies reversed a green Rover Metro into the front of the Martins store, in the Lordshill district centre bashing the shutters and damaging them enough so they could get in.

They stole an unknown quantity of cigarettes then made their escape in a van of unknown make and colour.

The burglary happened at 3.20am this morning and more than one person was involved.

This morning police cars were parked outside the store, where there is damage to the front of the store where the shutters have been forced back, and there is an officer stationed outside.

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1:19pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Micle1974 says...

This seems to be a new craze?
Rover metro's and ram raiding roller shutters.
Shops might want to invest in concrete anti ram raid posts?
This seems to be a new craze? Rover metro's and ram raiding roller shutters. Shops might want to invest in concrete anti ram raid posts? Micle1974
  • Score: 11

1:42pm Fri 3 Jan 14

mrblunt says...

Surely, in in this modern 'liberal' society, this just a case of 'alternative shopping'!!
Surely, in in this modern 'liberal' society, this just a case of 'alternative shopping'!! mrblunt
  • Score: -20

2:29pm Fri 3 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

mrblunt wrote:
Surely, in in this modern 'liberal' society, this just a case of 'alternative shopping'!!
So that's OK by you then?
[quote][p][bold]mrblunt[/bold] wrote: Surely, in in this modern 'liberal' society, this just a case of 'alternative shopping'!![/p][/quote]So that's OK by you then? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 24

3:27pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Barbender says...

That is the third such incident at the precinct in the last week plus, Tesco's.
Might there be connection with the recent benefit cuts and these crimes ?
That is the third such incident at the precinct in the last week plus, Tesco's. Might there be connection with the recent benefit cuts and these crimes ? Barbender
  • Score: -19

4:07pm Fri 3 Jan 14

News Fanatic says...

Shop chiefs must be asking themselves if it is worth selling cigarettes. I am surprised that there are no bollards to prevent ram-raids at Lordshill District Centre.
Shop chiefs must be asking themselves if it is worth selling cigarettes. I am surprised that there are no bollards to prevent ram-raids at Lordshill District Centre. News Fanatic
  • Score: 7

4:11pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Maine Lobster says...

You won't need a nationwide manhunt to know where these scumbags are from!
You won't need a nationwide manhunt to know where these scumbags are from! Maine Lobster
  • Score: 15

4:18pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Barbender says...

In the past there was a full time security presence in the precinct, now all there is only a part time cop shop.
In the past there was a full time security presence in the precinct, now all there is only a part time cop shop. Barbender
  • Score: 4

5:10pm Fri 3 Jan 14

crazyoldman says...

The officer looks quite at home, sitting comfortably. Probably got a flask newspaper and sandwiches.Why not must be a pretty boring task.
The officer looks quite at home, sitting comfortably. Probably got a flask newspaper and sandwiches.Why not must be a pretty boring task. crazyoldman
  • Score: -1

5:12pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Dai Rear says...

Barbender wrote:
That is the third such incident at the precinct in the last week plus, Tesco's.
Might there be connection with the recent benefit cuts and these crimes ?
Crims tend to be too chaotic to turn up for appointments at the Job Centre and so are rarely actually on the dole.
No, I think you'll have to look elsewhere, though I have to say that I was unaware of anything significant in the way of "cuts". That concept would tend just to be Southy type froth.
[quote][p][bold]Barbender[/bold] wrote: That is the third such incident at the precinct in the last week plus, Tesco's. Might there be connection with the recent benefit cuts and these crimes ?[/p][/quote]Crims tend to be too chaotic to turn up for appointments at the Job Centre and so are rarely actually on the dole. No, I think you'll have to look elsewhere, though I have to say that I was unaware of anything significant in the way of "cuts". That concept would tend just to be Southy type froth. Dai Rear
  • Score: 3

6:46pm Fri 3 Jan 14

SotonLad says...

Supply and demand - people that buy the stolen fags are as much scum as those stealing them.
Supply and demand - people that buy the stolen fags are as much scum as those stealing them. SotonLad
  • Score: 6

7:09pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Dr Martin says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Barbender wrote:
That is the third such incident at the precinct in the last week plus, Tesco's.
Might there be connection with the recent benefit cuts and these crimes ?
Crims tend to be too chaotic to turn up for appointments at the Job Centre and so are rarely actually on the dole.
No, I think you'll have to look elsewhere, though I have to say that I was unaware of anything significant in the way of "cuts". That concept would tend just to be Southy type froth.
http://www.braintree
andwithamtimes.co.uk
/news/10912808.Large
_amount_of_cannabis_
discovered_at_addres
s_in_Poole
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Barbender[/bold] wrote: That is the third such incident at the precinct in the last week plus, Tesco's. Might there be connection with the recent benefit cuts and these crimes ?[/p][/quote]Crims tend to be too chaotic to turn up for appointments at the Job Centre and so are rarely actually on the dole. No, I think you'll have to look elsewhere, though I have to say that I was unaware of anything significant in the way of "cuts". That concept would tend just to be Southy type froth.[/p][/quote]http://www.braintree andwithamtimes.co.uk /news/10912808.Large _amount_of_cannabis_ discovered_at_addres s_in_Poole Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

7:18pm Fri 3 Jan 14

speedyuk says...

crazyoldman wrote:
The officer looks quite at home, sitting comfortably. Probably got a flask newspaper and sandwiches.Why not must be a pretty boring task.
Idiot she was sat there since 7 as an ex cop from London we used to sit there 10 hours no food no toilet nothing if a prisoner was treated like it we wud be up for breach of human rights !!!
[quote][p][bold]crazyoldman[/bold] wrote: The officer looks quite at home, sitting comfortably. Probably got a flask newspaper and sandwiches.Why not must be a pretty boring task.[/p][/quote]Idiot she was sat there since 7 as an ex cop from London we used to sit there 10 hours no food no toilet nothing if a prisoner was treated like it we wud be up for breach of human rights !!! speedyuk
  • Score: 7

8:28pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Down to Earth & Sensible says...

Barbender wrote:
That is the third such incident at the precinct in the last week plus, Tesco's.
Might there be connection with the recent benefit cuts and these crimes ?
I am just wondering why "Barbenders" comment about a connection with benefit cuts has been voted down so much ? It is a fact that if you trim (finances especially) " to the bone" then people who are desperate will take desperate measures and in some case it's a case of survival. Fortunately with a full time job i don't come in that category before any suggests I might.
[quote][p][bold]Barbender[/bold] wrote: That is the third such incident at the precinct in the last week plus, Tesco's. Might there be connection with the recent benefit cuts and these crimes ?[/p][/quote]I am just wondering why "Barbenders" comment about a connection with benefit cuts has been voted down so much ? It is a fact that if you trim (finances especially) " to the bone" then people who are desperate will take desperate measures and in some case it's a case of survival. Fortunately with a full time job i don't come in that category before any suggests I might. Down to Earth & Sensible
  • Score: -5

8:30pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Down to Earth & Sensible says...

Barbender wrote:
That is the third such incident at the precinct in the last week plus, Tesco's.
Might there be connection with the recent benefit cuts and these crimes ?
I am just wondering why "Barbenders" comment about a connection with benefit cuts has been voted down so much ? It is a fact that if you trim (finances especially) " to the bone" then people who are desperate will take desperate measures and in some case it's a case of survival. Fortunately with a full time job i don't come in that category before any suggests I might.
[quote][p][bold]Barbender[/bold] wrote: That is the third such incident at the precinct in the last week plus, Tesco's. Might there be connection with the recent benefit cuts and these crimes ?[/p][/quote]I am just wondering why "Barbenders" comment about a connection with benefit cuts has been voted down so much ? It is a fact that if you trim (finances especially) " to the bone" then people who are desperate will take desperate measures and in some case it's a case of survival. Fortunately with a full time job i don't come in that category before any suggests I might. Down to Earth & Sensible
  • Score: -3

10:12pm Fri 3 Jan 14

dolomiteman says...

Micle1974 wrote:
This seems to be a new craze?
Rover metro's and ram raiding roller shutters.
Shops might want to invest in concrete anti ram raid posts?
Yes it is a new craze that started 20 years ago.
[quote][p][bold]Micle1974[/bold] wrote: This seems to be a new craze? Rover metro's and ram raiding roller shutters. Shops might want to invest in concrete anti ram raid posts?[/p][/quote]Yes it is a new craze that started 20 years ago. dolomiteman
  • Score: 3

10:37pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Huey says...

Hardly surprising given that the whole area is saturated with cackers... Ahhhhh what a place. Enjoy.
Hardly surprising given that the whole area is saturated with cackers... Ahhhhh what a place. Enjoy. Huey
  • Score: -2

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