Woman took thousands of pounds inside Cash Converters carrier bag from Barclays Bank in Shirley

Victim Salaur Rahman says thousands of pounds were stolen fron inside Barclays Bank

Victim Salaur Rahman says thousands of pounds were stolen fron inside Barclays Bank

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A BRAZEN woman was being hunted by police today after she snatched thousands of pounds from inside a Hampshire bank while a customer’s back was turned.

A city-wide hunt was under way for the thief who struck as the owner spoke to staff at a Southampton branch of Barclays and made off with at least £5,000.

Staff at the Shirley Road bank raised the alarm following the incident which happened at lunchtime yesterday while the area was busy with shoppers.

Daily Echo:

Victim Salaur Rahman, 42, was just metres away from the bundles of cash which he had placed in a Cash Converters carrier bag on a chair while he spoke to staff at the desk.

He claims as much as £10,000 could be in the bag because he had withdrawn £15,000 in total and had removed some of the money from the bag shortly before it was taken.

Mr Rahman told the Daily Echo how he had made the large cash withdrawal because he was about to buy a new car.

The leftover money was going to be given to his solicitor as part of a deposit for a house.

He told police how he left the bank after withdrawing the cash, but had returned a short time later with a query, which is when the theft occurred.

Mr Rahman, below, who is semi retired, said: “I was just at the counter and the bag was on the chair right behind me, but when I turned around it was gone.

Daily Echo:

 

“I couldn’t believe it. I was just talking to the manageress at the counter and going through the bundles I had in my hand.

“I was going to use that money to buy a new car and now it’s gone. I’m in total shock.

“There were plenty of customers in the bank but I don’t know if anyone saw who took it.”

Hampshire police said the theft happened around 12.40pm and they are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The woman they are hunting is described as slim, in her 20s, with blonde hair which was in a ponytail. She was wearing black threequarter- length trousers, a black vest and blue trainers.

Daily Echo:

Barclays declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about the theft should contact Shirley police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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7:39am Thu 24 Jul 14

elvisimo says...

Left on a chair a few metres away. Hmm
Left on a chair a few metres away. Hmm elvisimo
  • Score: 50

7:50am Thu 24 Jul 14

SotonGreen says...

Hmm you don't normally pay house deposits in cash sounds fishy to me.
Hmm you don't normally pay house deposits in cash sounds fishy to me. SotonGreen
  • Score: 51

8:01am Thu 24 Jul 14

sasmike says...

scammer !!
scammer !! sasmike
  • Score: 30

8:01am Thu 24 Jul 14

Hastagger says...

SotonGreen wrote:
Hmm you don't normally pay house deposits in cash sounds fishy to me.
Agree - buying a new car, and taking cash to give to his solicitor... I don't think solicitors are allowed to take 'cash' - something very fishy going on. if I was buying a car and a house, I would know exactly how much money I needed for both and how much was in my bag. if he had just taken some out... surely you would know how much and where he put it, so he could say EXACTLY how much was in the bag!!!!
[quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: Hmm you don't normally pay house deposits in cash sounds fishy to me.[/p][/quote]Agree - buying a new car, and taking cash to give to his solicitor... I don't think solicitors are allowed to take 'cash' - something very fishy going on. if I was buying a car and a house, I would know exactly how much money I needed for both and how much was in my bag. if he had just taken some out... surely you would know how much and where he put it, so he could say EXACTLY how much was in the bag!!!! Hastagger
  • Score: 43

8:06am Thu 24 Jul 14

freakout says...

Still no picture of the women there looking for!!!!!!!!
Still no picture of the women there looking for!!!!!!!! freakout
  • Score: 24

8:08am Thu 24 Jul 14

Zephyr14 says...

every bank has cctv so Im sure more will come to light
every bank has cctv so Im sure more will come to light Zephyr14
  • Score: 22

8:09am Thu 24 Jul 14

Maine Lobster says...

So show us the CCTV!!! This will have been an opportunist crime and banks are swamped with cameras. Surely this person will be recognised if the pictures are published. Come on Hampshire Police, it doesn't take much.
So show us the CCTV!!! This will have been an opportunist crime and banks are swamped with cameras. Surely this person will be recognised if the pictures are published. Come on Hampshire Police, it doesn't take much. Maine Lobster
  • Score: 27

8:11am Thu 24 Jul 14

Bonjovigirl says...

What an Idiot !!! Who put's a bag containing that much cash on a chair and walks away, sorry but it's half his fault for leaving it !!!!!
What an Idiot !!! Who put's a bag containing that much cash on a chair and walks away, sorry but it's half his fault for leaving it !!!!! Bonjovigirl
  • Score: 34

8:21am Thu 24 Jul 14

BW9876 says...

Not all bank branches have CCTV. The one I used to work in didn't.
Not all bank branches have CCTV. The one I used to work in didn't. BW9876
  • Score: -17

8:26am Thu 24 Jul 14

City Saint says...

I don't understand how someone has a bag full of cash just leaves it lying around and turns his back.

Careless or crooked in my opinion.
I don't understand how someone has a bag full of cash just leaves it lying around and turns his back. Careless or crooked in my opinion. City Saint
  • Score: 28

8:59am Thu 24 Jul 14

eurogordi says...

Thousands of pounds left in a carrier bag on a chair? If it really did happen, then the "victim" only has himself to blame. You just don't leave money ... or any other possessions for that matter ... on a chair in a public place; even a chair in a bank! As others have mentioned, this sounds very fishy and I wonder how much police time this "theft" is wasting.
Thousands of pounds left in a carrier bag on a chair? If it really did happen, then the "victim" only has himself to blame. You just don't leave money ... or any other possessions for that matter ... on a chair in a public place; even a chair in a bank! As others have mentioned, this sounds very fishy and I wonder how much police time this "theft" is wasting. eurogordi
  • Score: 21

9:01am Thu 24 Jul 14

Big Mac says...

Ahh! The old Cash Converters bag trick! Put the money in and hey presto, it converts it to thin air!
Ahh! The old Cash Converters bag trick! Put the money in and hey presto, it converts it to thin air! Big Mac
  • Score: 27

9:14am Thu 24 Jul 14

gingerbiscuit1 says...

Dodgy scam or hes an idiot!
Dodgy scam or hes an idiot! gingerbiscuit1
  • Score: 18

9:26am Thu 24 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

"The leftover money was going to be given to his solicitor as part of a deposit for a house"
The posters above are correct. Solicitor, and even, presumably Licensed Conveyancer would have to notify such a transaction to the authorities. So, if the gentleman had said "Shall I bring in the deposit in cash?" The answer would have been "No way Jose"
Equally if you're selling a car to the gent and he wants to pay in cash you'd go with him to the bank, wouldn't you, to see it handed over to him before coming to you. You're not going to take 10K in potentially funny money, are you?
"The leftover money was going to be given to his solicitor as part of a deposit for a house" The posters above are correct. Solicitor, and even, presumably Licensed Conveyancer would have to notify such a transaction to the authorities. So, if the gentleman had said "Shall I bring in the deposit in cash?" The answer would have been "No way Jose" Equally if you're selling a car to the gent and he wants to pay in cash you'd go with him to the bank, wouldn't you, to see it handed over to him before coming to you. You're not going to take 10K in potentially funny money, are you? Dai Rear
  • Score: 19

9:32am Thu 24 Jul 14

excusemoi says...

The bank and police must have viewed the cctv video? If they really want the public to help with enquiries why don't they show us the image of the thief? Maybe there's more to this than meets the eye?
The bank and police must have viewed the cctv video? If they really want the public to help with enquiries why don't they show us the image of the thief? Maybe there's more to this than meets the eye? excusemoi
  • Score: 10

9:32am Thu 24 Jul 14

deepheat says...

Why didn't he use a bankers draft to buy a car?

Anyway he doesn't have a leg to stand on going by what he told the police.

"He told police how he left the bank after withdrawing the cash, but had returned a short time later with a query, which is when the theft occurred".

Nuff said.
Why didn't he use a bankers draft to buy a car? Anyway he doesn't have a leg to stand on going by what he told the police. "He told police how he left the bank after withdrawing the cash, but had returned a short time later with a query, which is when the theft occurred". Nuff said. deepheat
  • Score: 15

9:44am Thu 24 Jul 14

Zexagon says...

Dai Rear wrote:
"The leftover money was going to be given to his solicitor as part of a deposit for a house"
The posters above are correct. Solicitor, and even, presumably Licensed Conveyancer would have to notify such a transaction to the authorities. So, if the gentleman had said "Shall I bring in the deposit in cash?" The answer would have been "No way Jose"
Equally if you're selling a car to the gent and he wants to pay in cash you'd go with him to the bank, wouldn't you, to see it handed over to him before coming to you. You're not going to take 10K in potentially funny money, are you?
He's not called Jose
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: "The leftover money was going to be given to his solicitor as part of a deposit for a house" The posters above are correct. Solicitor, and even, presumably Licensed Conveyancer would have to notify such a transaction to the authorities. So, if the gentleman had said "Shall I bring in the deposit in cash?" The answer would have been "No way Jose" Equally if you're selling a car to the gent and he wants to pay in cash you'd go with him to the bank, wouldn't you, to see it handed over to him before coming to you. You're not going to take 10K in potentially funny money, are you?[/p][/quote]He's not called Jose Zexagon
  • Score: 0

9:54am Thu 24 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

freakout wrote:
Still no picture of the women there looking for!!!!!!!!
She is on holiday.
[quote][p][bold]freakout[/bold] wrote: Still no picture of the women there looking for!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]She is on holiday. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 37

10:01am Thu 24 Jul 14

saintjak says...

Think this comes under the 'you are stupid' law so cannot be investigated.

Also has anyone checked cash converters? Everyones very judgemental and is assuming she is a theif... Prbably handed it in.

Cash converters have the bag in the window seliing it for 6k
Think this comes under the 'you are stupid' law so cannot be investigated. Also has anyone checked cash converters? Everyones very judgemental and is assuming she is a theif... Prbably handed it in. Cash converters have the bag in the window seliing it for 6k saintjak
  • Score: 31

10:07am Thu 24 Jul 14

bigfella777 says...

How is the hunt stepped up? Not even any CCTV pictures. So the police are out hunting her right now are they? Absolute rubbish
How is the hunt stepped up? Not even any CCTV pictures. So the police are out hunting her right now are they? Absolute rubbish bigfella777
  • Score: 16

10:07am Thu 24 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

deepheat wrote:
Why didn't he use a bankers draft to buy a car?

Anyway he doesn't have a leg to stand on going by what he told the police.

"He told police how he left the bank after withdrawing the cash, but had returned a short time later with a query, which is when the theft occurred".

Nuff said.
So he left the bank with the money then returned and the bag went missing....whats to say he didn't give the cash to an accomplice outside and returned with a worthless bag stuffed with paper.
All the hallmarks of a scam. Maybe the police should be asking him a few questions.
[quote][p][bold]deepheat[/bold] wrote: Why didn't he use a bankers draft to buy a car? Anyway he doesn't have a leg to stand on going by what he told the police. "He told police how he left the bank after withdrawing the cash, but had returned a short time later with a query, which is when the theft occurred". Nuff said.[/p][/quote]So he left the bank with the money then returned and the bag went missing....whats to say he didn't give the cash to an accomplice outside and returned with a worthless bag stuffed with paper. All the hallmarks of a scam. Maybe the police should be asking him a few questions. burgerboy
  • Score: 41

10:43am Thu 24 Jul 14

sotonboy84 says...

burgerboy wrote:
deepheat wrote:
Why didn't he use a bankers draft to buy a car?

Anyway he doesn't have a leg to stand on going by what he told the police.

"He told police how he left the bank after withdrawing the cash, but had returned a short time later with a query, which is when the theft occurred".

Nuff said.
So he left the bank with the money then returned and the bag went missing....whats to say he didn't give the cash to an accomplice outside and returned with a worthless bag stuffed with paper.
All the hallmarks of a scam. Maybe the police should be asking him a few questions.
"He claims as much as £10,000 could be in the bag because he had withdrawn £15,000 in total and had removed some of the money from the bag shortly before it was taken."

Anybody would know how much money was in the bag. You don't withdraw £15K, leave the bank for a few moments, remove 'around' £5K and not know how much you've removing! Even if you are that stupid, could he not count the money he removed to tell him how much he claims was stolen?

I have sympathy for any victim of crime but in all honesty this just screams of a scam right, left and centre and if anybody's the victim, it's probably the taxpayer with wasted police time.
[quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]deepheat[/bold] wrote: Why didn't he use a bankers draft to buy a car? Anyway he doesn't have a leg to stand on going by what he told the police. "He told police how he left the bank after withdrawing the cash, but had returned a short time later with a query, which is when the theft occurred". Nuff said.[/p][/quote]So he left the bank with the money then returned and the bag went missing....whats to say he didn't give the cash to an accomplice outside and returned with a worthless bag stuffed with paper. All the hallmarks of a scam. Maybe the police should be asking him a few questions.[/p][/quote]"He claims as much as £10,000 could be in the bag because he had withdrawn £15,000 in total and had removed some of the money from the bag shortly before it was taken." Anybody would know how much money was in the bag. You don't withdraw £15K, leave the bank for a few moments, remove 'around' £5K and not know how much you've removing! Even if you are that stupid, could he not count the money he removed to tell him how much he claims was stolen? I have sympathy for any victim of crime but in all honesty this just screams of a scam right, left and centre and if anybody's the victim, it's probably the taxpayer with wasted police time. sotonboy84
  • Score: 26

10:48am Thu 24 Jul 14

Norwegian Saint says...

It was probably his wife that took it in a pre-arranged scam.
If it wasn't* a scam then he is a complete idiot... so either way we are laughing at this guy.

*good luck to the person that got this money, have a great holiday or deposit for a new car!
It was probably his wife that took it in a pre-arranged scam. If it wasn't* a scam then he is a complete idiot... so either way we are laughing at this guy. *good luck to the person that got this money, have a great holiday or deposit for a new car! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 15

11:06am Thu 24 Jul 14

camerajuan says...

Dude sounds like either a chancer or a mug!

He takes out money, leaves the bank, returns and places the bag BEHIND HIM with around £15k in there. If he is in a position to be distraught about the money then he shouldn't have had that bag anywhere but in his hands.

On the other hand, as someone has said he's definitely at it and the bag that was stolen is filled with paper & he'll be attempting aan Insurance claim.

Whatever the outcome, his story doesn't add up.
Dude sounds like either a chancer or a mug! He takes out money, leaves the bank, returns and places the bag BEHIND HIM with around £15k in there. If he is in a position to be distraught about the money then he shouldn't have had that bag anywhere but in his hands. On the other hand, as someone has said he's definitely at it and the bag that was stolen is filled with paper & he'll be attempting aan Insurance claim. Whatever the outcome, his story doesn't add up. camerajuan
  • Score: 18

11:08am Thu 24 Jul 14

sotonboy84 says...

A quick check of the internet shows Salaur Rahman Chowdhury ran a restaurant in Shirley in 2001 called Momtaz and a year later it was gutted by a fire that the police believed was suspicious. Doesn't have a lot of luck does he!!
A quick check of the internet shows Salaur Rahman Chowdhury ran a restaurant in Shirley in 2001 called Momtaz and a year later it was gutted by a fire that the police believed was suspicious. Doesn't have a lot of luck does he!! sotonboy84
  • Score: 48

11:26am Thu 24 Jul 14

STRIPEY51 says...

What a plonker, or very clever con trick between the two of them????
What a plonker, or very clever con trick between the two of them???? STRIPEY51
  • Score: 16

12:02pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Norwegian Saint says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
A quick check of the internet shows Salaur Rahman Chowdhury ran a restaurant in Shirley in 2001 called Momtaz and a year later it was gutted by a fire that the police believed was suspicious. Doesn't have a lot of luck does he!!
Great detective work Sotonboy! I guess the local police just look at these pages for clues and you just solved it! (reward? around say £5000?)

"Archive - Friday, 8 March 2002

Suspicions raised over restaurant fire

A FIRE that destroyed a Shirley curry house and wrecked two flats is now believed by police to be suspicious.
The owner of the restaurant was unavailable for comment."

This is too much of a coincidence... Where there is smoke....???
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: A quick check of the internet shows Salaur Rahman Chowdhury ran a restaurant in Shirley in 2001 called Momtaz and a year later it was gutted by a fire that the police believed was suspicious. Doesn't have a lot of luck does he!![/p][/quote]Great detective work Sotonboy! I guess the local police just look at these pages for clues and you just solved it! (reward? around say £5000?) "Archive - Friday, 8 March 2002 Suspicions raised over restaurant fire A FIRE that destroyed a Shirley curry house and wrecked two flats is now believed by police to be suspicious. The owner of the restaurant was unavailable for comment." This is too much of a coincidence... Where there is smoke....??? Norwegian Saint
  • Score: -10

12:45pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Donald2000 says...

excusemoi wrote:
The bank and police must have viewed the cctv video? If they really want the public to help with enquiries why don't they show us the image of the thief? Maybe there's more to this than meets the eye?
That's because the police want everybody to mind their own business, while they mind your own business into the bargain.

I am getting very annoyed about this attitude that the police won't tell us anything. In which case why are we paying their wages? I am getting worried that their ability to investigate crime is falling to zero, whilst anyone with the guts to challenge them is impolitely told to buzz off.
[quote][p][bold]excusemoi[/bold] wrote: The bank and police must have viewed the cctv video? If they really want the public to help with enquiries why don't they show us the image of the thief? Maybe there's more to this than meets the eye?[/p][/quote]That's because the police want everybody to mind their own business, while they mind your own business into the bargain. I am getting very annoyed about this attitude that the police won't tell us anything. In which case why are we paying their wages? I am getting worried that their ability to investigate crime is falling to zero, whilst anyone with the guts to challenge them is impolitely told to buzz off. Donald2000
  • Score: 3

12:52pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Peoples Choice says...

Clumsy chap aint he! He had a brown bag in his hands on the shot on the Main Screen, get to the shot on the story and its gone!!!!
Clumsy chap aint he! He had a brown bag in his hands on the shot on the Main Screen, get to the shot on the story and its gone!!!! Peoples Choice
  • Score: 5

12:56pm Thu 24 Jul 14

wilson castaway says...

I put a pound in my trolley at Aldi, then I put the trolley behind me and when I looked round it was gone...same thief maybe !!!
I put a pound in my trolley at Aldi, then I put the trolley behind me and when I looked round it was gone...same thief maybe !!! wilson castaway
  • Score: 10

1:09pm Thu 24 Jul 14

solomum says...

Gosh, a lot of armchair detectives here. Wonder why the police are even getting involved. Just leave it to the Echo readership and they will have Mr Rahman jailed in no time.
Gosh, a lot of armchair detectives here. Wonder why the police are even getting involved. Just leave it to the Echo readership and they will have Mr Rahman jailed in no time. solomum
  • Score: -21

1:19pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Donald2000 says...

solomum wrote:
Gosh, a lot of armchair detectives here. Wonder why the police are even getting involved. Just leave it to the Echo readership and they will have Mr Rahman jailed in no time.
Perhaps they are more capable than the police of finding the culprit, have you thought of that?
[quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: Gosh, a lot of armchair detectives here. Wonder why the police are even getting involved. Just leave it to the Echo readership and they will have Mr Rahman jailed in no time.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they are more capable than the police of finding the culprit, have you thought of that? Donald2000
  • Score: 16

1:19pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Zexagon says...

solomum wrote:
Gosh, a lot of armchair detectives here. Wonder why the police are even getting involved. Just leave it to the Echo readership and they will have Mr Rahman jailed in no time.
Strangely enough this is a comments page where people comment on the article. It doesn't mean what they say is fact.
[quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: Gosh, a lot of armchair detectives here. Wonder why the police are even getting involved. Just leave it to the Echo readership and they will have Mr Rahman jailed in no time.[/p][/quote]Strangely enough this is a comments page where people comment on the article. It doesn't mean what they say is fact. Zexagon
  • Score: 23

1:23pm Thu 24 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

solomum wrote:
Gosh, a lot of armchair detectives here. Wonder why the police are even getting involved. Just leave it to the Echo readership and they will have Mr Rahman jailed in no time.
Your not a slim blond with a pony tail with black 3/4 length trousers black vest and blue trainers by any chance and just trying to put off the scent are you..........
[quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: Gosh, a lot of armchair detectives here. Wonder why the police are even getting involved. Just leave it to the Echo readership and they will have Mr Rahman jailed in no time.[/p][/quote]Your not a slim blond with a pony tail with black 3/4 length trousers black vest and blue trainers by any chance and just trying to put off the scent are you.......... burgerboy
  • Score: 28

1:27pm Thu 24 Jul 14

THEKILLER says...

Perhaps there is no CCTV picture yet because there is no suspect!!
Sounds very suspect if he does not even know how much money was in the bag.(withdraw x amount pay x amount= x amount left ,there must be a paper trail of how much withdrawn how much paid out )
The bank cannot be held responsible so it will just be down to his stupidity.
Perhaps there is no CCTV picture yet because there is no suspect!! Sounds very suspect if he does not even know how much money was in the bag.(withdraw x amount pay x amount= x amount left ,there must be a paper trail of how much withdrawn how much paid out ) The bank cannot be held responsible so it will just be down to his stupidity. THEKILLER
  • Score: 13

1:40pm Thu 24 Jul 14

savaloy71 says...

Got to agree , it screams of Insurance fraud to me , NOBODY " leaves " £15K behind them , no matter what theyre doing !! When Ive drawn ourt a grand or whatever , it goes STRAIGHT onto my person so that it cant be snatched or lost. ...I'm sure his insurance policy covers him for stolen cash DURING a visit to the bank ...thats the loophole hes going to claim on !!! Sorry , I guess we all could be wrong here , but ....I doubt it !! This man is 42 year old semi retired man , hes no fool , hes a business man , albeit a bent one....so if his story is true , then I say Hurrah to the woman that took the chance to rob him back , I'm sure at worst , its karma !!
Got to agree , it screams of Insurance fraud to me , NOBODY " leaves " £15K behind them , no matter what theyre doing !! When Ive drawn ourt a grand or whatever , it goes STRAIGHT onto my person so that it cant be snatched or lost. ...I'm sure his insurance policy covers him for stolen cash DURING a visit to the bank ...thats the loophole hes going to claim on !!! Sorry , I guess we all could be wrong here , but ....I doubt it !! This man is 42 year old semi retired man , hes no fool , hes a business man , albeit a bent one....so if his story is true , then I say Hurrah to the woman that took the chance to rob him back , I'm sure at worst , its karma !! savaloy71
  • Score: 15

2:11pm Thu 24 Jul 14

KA says...

If theres no cctv and no one saw the theft where does the description come from??
If theres no cctv and no one saw the theft where does the description come from?? KA
  • Score: 17

2:14pm Thu 24 Jul 14

userds5050 says...

Hastagger wrote:
SotonGreen wrote:
Hmm you don't normally pay house deposits in cash sounds fishy to me.
Agree - buying a new car, and taking cash to give to his solicitor... I don't think solicitors are allowed to take 'cash' - something very fishy going on. if I was buying a car and a house, I would know exactly how much money I needed for both and how much was in my bag. if he had just taken some out... surely you would know how much and where he put it, so he could say EXACTLY how much was in the bag!!!!
Solicitors are not allowed to take large sums of cash if they suspect money laundering ect... I don't think 5k is that suspicious TBH
[quote][p][bold]Hastagger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: Hmm you don't normally pay house deposits in cash sounds fishy to me.[/p][/quote]Agree - buying a new car, and taking cash to give to his solicitor... I don't think solicitors are allowed to take 'cash' - something very fishy going on. if I was buying a car and a house, I would know exactly how much money I needed for both and how much was in my bag. if he had just taken some out... surely you would know how much and where he put it, so he could say EXACTLY how much was in the bag!!!![/p][/quote]Solicitors are not allowed to take large sums of cash if they suspect money laundering ect... I don't think 5k is that suspicious TBH userds5050
  • Score: -8

2:27pm Thu 24 Jul 14

dockboy says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
It was probably his wife that took it in a pre-arranged scam.
If it wasn't* a scam then he is a complete idiot... so either way we are laughing at this guy.

*good luck to the person that got this money, have a great holiday or deposit for a new car!
What a stupid and childish comment, if it is a scam he will be found out, but if it was stolen please don't include me, and I'm sure many others in wishing good luck to a thief.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: It was probably his wife that took it in a pre-arranged scam. If it wasn't* a scam then he is a complete idiot... so either way we are laughing at this guy. *good luck to the person that got this money, have a great holiday or deposit for a new car![/p][/quote]What a stupid and childish comment, if it is a scam he will be found out, but if it was stolen please don't include me, and I'm sure many others in wishing good luck to a thief. dockboy
  • Score: 8

2:33pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Queen Victoria says...

A fool and his money!
A fool and his money! Queen Victoria
  • Score: 7

5:04pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Zephyr14 says...

BW9876 wrote:
Not all bank branches have CCTV. The one I used to work in didn't.
If you look at the pictures of the branch there are two probably three wall mounted cameras outside, so I'd be pretty sure the feed would go through a multiplexer for inside cameras is well < possibly >

Any banks operating without cctv in the modern age are foolhardy IMO, and the bank you previously worked in probably had them yet you weren’t informed, a common trait these days.
[quote][p][bold]BW9876[/bold] wrote: Not all bank branches have CCTV. The one I used to work in didn't.[/p][/quote]If you look at the pictures of the branch there are two probably three wall mounted cameras outside, so I'd be pretty sure the feed would go through a multiplexer for inside cameras is well < possibly > Any banks operating without cctv in the modern age are foolhardy IMO, and the bank you previously worked in probably had them yet you weren’t informed, a common trait these days. Zephyr14
  • Score: 5

5:36pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Donald2000 wrote:
solomum wrote:
Gosh, a lot of armchair detectives here. Wonder why the police are even getting involved. Just leave it to the Echo readership and they will have Mr Rahman jailed in no time.
Perhaps they are more capable than the police of finding the culprit, have you thought of that?
..... As they are making their case from details provided by the Echo ...... I doubt very mauch that they are on the right trail
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: Gosh, a lot of armchair detectives here. Wonder why the police are even getting involved. Just leave it to the Echo readership and they will have Mr Rahman jailed in no time.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they are more capable than the police of finding the culprit, have you thought of that?[/p][/quote]..... As they are making their case from details provided by the Echo ...... I doubt very mauch that they are on the right trail Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 2

5:47pm Thu 24 Jul 14

solomum says...

Donald2000 wrote:
solomum wrote:
Gosh, a lot of armchair detectives here. Wonder why the police are even getting involved. Just leave it to the Echo readership and they will have Mr Rahman jailed in no time.
Perhaps they are more capable than the police of finding the culprit, have you thought of that?
Have you thought that it is just possible the police are doing there job without revealing every minute detail of the investigation in the media?
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: Gosh, a lot of armchair detectives here. Wonder why the police are even getting involved. Just leave it to the Echo readership and they will have Mr Rahman jailed in no time.[/p][/quote]Perhaps they are more capable than the police of finding the culprit, have you thought of that?[/p][/quote]Have you thought that it is just possible the police are doing there job without revealing every minute detail of the investigation in the media? solomum
  • Score: 2

6:28pm Thu 24 Jul 14

loosehead says...

So is he saying a customer stole from him? Is he saying some one followed him into the bank?
Or is he trying to say some one out side the bank looked in & saw a wide open bag with thousands in it so just walked in through a closed front door picked it up with out him noticing them & walked out?
Have I got my months confused? is this July or April the first?
Are you really saying you quite casually put down an open bag with £10,000 in it & walked away from it?
If you are saying this is what happened your a total fool .
So is he saying a customer stole from him? Is he saying some one followed him into the bank? Or is he trying to say some one out side the bank looked in & saw a wide open bag with thousands in it so just walked in through a closed front door picked it up with out him noticing them & walked out? Have I got my months confused? is this July or April the first? Are you really saying you quite casually put down an open bag with £10,000 in it & walked away from it? If you are saying this is what happened your a total fool . loosehead
  • Score: 3

9:19pm Thu 24 Jul 14

BeyondImagination says...

I put down a McDonalds bag in a bank once and a woman pinched it. That was a Whopper too.
I put down a McDonalds bag in a bank once and a woman pinched it. That was a Whopper too. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 3

10:02pm Thu 24 Jul 14

CHIMPANZEE says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
burgerboy wrote:
deepheat wrote:
Why didn't he use a bankers draft to buy a car?

Anyway he doesn't have a leg to stand on going by what he told the police.

&quot;He told police how he left the bank after withdrawing the cash, but had returned a short time later with a query, which is when the theft occurred".

Nuff said.
So he left the bank with the money then returned and the bag went missing....whats to say he didn't give the cash to an accomplice outside and returned with a worthless bag stuffed with paper.
All the hallmarks of a scam. Maybe the police should be asking him a few questions.
"He claims as much as £10,000 could be in the bag because he had withdrawn £15,000 in total and had removed some of the money from the bag shortly before it was taken."

Anybody would know how much money was in the bag. You don't withdraw £15K, leave the bank for a few moments, remove 'around' £5K and not know how much you've removing! Even if you are that stupid, could he not count the money he removed to tell him how much he claims was stolen?

I have sympathy for any victim of crime but in all honesty this just screams of a scam right, left and centre and if anybody's the victim, it's probably the taxpayer with wasted police time.
This is obviously a scam. Completely unbelievable story. A waste of Police time. Car, house can be bought with bankers draft, cheque or credit card. Don't tell me this retired Gent never heard of other payment methods!
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]deepheat[/bold] wrote: Why didn't he use a bankers draft to buy a car? Anyway he doesn't have a leg to stand on going by what he told the police. "He told police how he left the bank after withdrawing the cash, but had returned a short time later with a query, which is when the theft occurred". Nuff said.[/p][/quote]So he left the bank with the money then returned and the bag went missing....whats to say he didn't give the cash to an accomplice outside and returned with a worthless bag stuffed with paper. All the hallmarks of a scam. Maybe the police should be asking him a few questions.[/p][/quote]"He claims as much as £10,000 could be in the bag because he had withdrawn £15,000 in total and had removed some of the money from the bag shortly before it was taken." Anybody would know how much money was in the bag. You don't withdraw £15K, leave the bank for a few moments, remove 'around' £5K and not know how much you've removing! Even if you are that stupid, could he not count the money he removed to tell him how much he claims was stolen? I have sympathy for any victim of crime but in all honesty this just screams of a scam right, left and centre and if anybody's the victim, it's probably the taxpayer with wasted police time.[/p][/quote]This is obviously a scam. Completely unbelievable story. A waste of Police time. Car, house can be bought with bankers draft, cheque or credit card. Don't tell me this retired Gent never heard of other payment methods! CHIMPANZEE
  • Score: 2

12:06am Fri 25 Jul 14

bloke from bitterene park says...

i had 20 million quid in the pub the other day , when i got back it had been stolen .
i had 20 million quid in the pub the other day , when i got back it had been stolen . bloke from bitterene park
  • Score: 1

2:39pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Rina73 says...

This story stinks to high heaven!!
This story stinks to high heaven!! Rina73
  • Score: 2

3:51pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Anchorboat says...

It's called karma! He's been involved with police to many times! Enough said. And last bank was Halifax
It's called karma! He's been involved with police to many times! Enough said. And last bank was Halifax Anchorboat
  • Score: 3

5:21pm Fri 25 Jul 14

loosehead says...

Anchorboat wrote:
It's called karma! He's been involved with police to many times! Enough said. And last bank was Halifax
so it is once again a scam? so will he be made to work 10,000 hours community service or even 10 years in prison?
[quote][p][bold]Anchorboat[/bold] wrote: It's called karma! He's been involved with police to many times! Enough said. And last bank was Halifax[/p][/quote]so it is once again a scam? so will he be made to work 10,000 hours community service or even 10 years in prison? loosehead
  • Score: 2

4:07pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Anchorboat says...

loosehead wrote:
Anchorboat wrote:
It's called karma! He's been involved with police to many times! Enough said. And last bank was Halifax
so it is once again a scam? so will he be made to work 10,000 hours community service or even 10 years in prison?
Well he's done prison already! For something else don't know why daily echo hasn't picked this up!
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anchorboat[/bold] wrote: It's called karma! He's been involved with police to many times! Enough said. And last bank was Halifax[/p][/quote]so it is once again a scam? so will he be made to work 10,000 hours community service or even 10 years in prison?[/p][/quote]Well he's done prison already! For something else don't know why daily echo hasn't picked this up! Anchorboat
  • Score: 0

10:52pm Sat 26 Jul 14

cherco says...

2 identical photos of the man in question, but where is the photo of him holding an unmarked brown paper bag? and who says it is a 'Cash Converters' bag. Do they supply this type of bag?????
2 identical photos of the man in question, but where is the photo of him holding an unmarked brown paper bag? and who says it is a 'Cash Converters' bag. Do they supply this type of bag????? cherco
  • Score: 0

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