Charity bag crooks caught in road sting

Basildon Recorder: Charity bag crooks caught in road sting Charity bag crooks caught in road sting

A GANG, suspected of stealing charity collection bags, were among six people arrested during a crackdown on travelling crooks.
More than 40 police officers were involved in the crackdown, which saw police “locking down” one part of Basildon in a bid to snare criminals passing through the area.
During the crackdown - called Surround a Town - police officers parked up at the junction of Felmores and Eastmayne and pulled over motorists suspected of flouting the law.
Officers were also out on patrols on bikes and in cars using Automated Number Plate Recognition Technology to pull over suspect vehicles.
Officers pulled over a truck near to Billericay which was laden with bags due to be collected by the British Heard Foundation charity. The bags had been left out by residents and filled with unwanted items for the organisation to sell in its shops.
All four men aged 24, 29, 32 and 36, and from East London, were arrested on suspicion of theft and are still being questioned.
In total police stopped more than 320 vehicles, 14 of which were seized for being uninsured. A further 103 vehicles had expired MOTs, 102 people were found not wearing seatbelts while 40 drivers were snared using mobiles.
 

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7:13am Thu 11 Oct 12

Eric the Red says...

Any chance of doing it round Leigh? Every third van driver is on the mobile round here.
Any chance of doing it round Leigh? Every third van driver is on the mobile round here. Eric the Red

8:04am Thu 11 Oct 12

SpaffSpiff84 says...

"and from east london", yes but what part of eastern europe were they originally from?
"and from east london", yes but what part of eastern europe were they originally from? SpaffSpiff84

11:11am Thu 11 Oct 12

EthanEdwards says...

Pretty low stealing from a charity.
Pretty low stealing from a charity. EthanEdwards

11:57am Thu 11 Oct 12

GentleGiant says...

I would have thought that placing stickers on a car that they do not own would be wrong.

They may well have seized it correctly, but surely that does not permit placing stickers on the body?

Just curious as to whether they can do that to property they do not own?
I would have thought that placing stickers on a car that they do not own would be wrong. They may well have seized it correctly, but surely that does not permit placing stickers on the body? Just curious as to whether they can do that to property they do not own? GentleGiant

12:55pm Thu 11 Oct 12

perini says...

GentleGiant wrote:
I would have thought that placing stickers on a car that they do not own would be wrong. They may well have seized it correctly, but surely that does not permit placing stickers on the body? Just curious as to whether they can do that to property they do not own?
Sure it's not a magnetic one?
[quote][p][bold]GentleGiant[/bold] wrote: I would have thought that placing stickers on a car that they do not own would be wrong. They may well have seized it correctly, but surely that does not permit placing stickers on the body? Just curious as to whether they can do that to property they do not own?[/p][/quote]Sure it's not a magnetic one? perini

12:56pm Thu 11 Oct 12

perini says...

perini wrote:
GentleGiant wrote: I would have thought that placing stickers on a car that they do not own would be wrong. They may well have seized it correctly, but surely that does not permit placing stickers on the body? Just curious as to whether they can do that to property they do not own?
Sure it's not a magnetic one?
..or the driver might have given up any claim to it as the recovery costs were perceived to be too high?
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GentleGiant[/bold] wrote: I would have thought that placing stickers on a car that they do not own would be wrong. They may well have seized it correctly, but surely that does not permit placing stickers on the body? Just curious as to whether they can do that to property they do not own?[/p][/quote]Sure it's not a magnetic one?[/p][/quote]..or the driver might have given up any claim to it as the recovery costs were perceived to be too high? perini

2:43pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Trainman says...

I REFUSE to leave bags out for so-called Charities and take ALL goods to the shop so as to ensure they get them.
I REFUSE to leave bags out for so-called Charities and take ALL goods to the shop so as to ensure they get them. Trainman

7:10pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Brunning999 says...

So when are the 6 being deported?
So when are the 6 being deported? Brunning999

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