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How despicable can you get?

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AnninGlos Report 16 Nov 2012 19:05

Two thousand pounds stolen from the RBL Hq in Gloucester overnight Weds/Thurs. All in coins plus some cheques, part of the poppy collection.

What absolute scum. I hope they catch them fingers crossed CCTV helps.


JustJohn Report 16 Nov 2012 19:27

This ties in with something I wrote about this morning, Ann.

I mentioned metal theft, a Fiesta backing into a Cardiff Co-op to steal cigarettes and stealing credit card details on the internet and also at cash points.

I think it is scum trying to get cash for Christmas. Justifying their actions by7 saying that their children would suffer if they did not steal. It is all petty amounts stolen by petty scum who have no respect for anybody or anything. :-( :-(


DazedConfused Report 16 Nov 2012 19:47

Sorry but what is RBL?

J* Near M3.Jct4

J* Near M3.Jct4 Report 16 Nov 2012 19:58

Royal British Legion.

Dreadful news.

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 16 Nov 2012 20:03

PP Royal British Legion.

John it's not just happening before happens 365 days of the year.

In the shops I go in in a small town the donation tins are chained down to a metal ring under the counter.

On a tv programme today (morning) 3 lads took the HELP FOR HEROES tin from a cafe and they actually dropped it cos they were getting chased by the customers.
All the 3 lads were 12 years old and the police got together a meeting with the cafe owner the 3 lads and their parents to try and put them on the straight and narrow.

So as you can see this is happening alll the time.


AnnCardiff Report 16 Nov 2012 20:23



Phyll Report 16 Nov 2012 20:29

Two RBL tins were stolen in Brighton last week. Police have a CCtv pic of him.


AnninGlos Report 16 Nov 2012 20:44

This lot broke in through the roof and also did a lot of damage