Good samaritan injured attempting to stop theft

Good samaritan injured attempting to stop theft

Good samaritan injured attempting to stop theft

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A GOOD samaritan was injured trying to stop thieves driving off in Brightlingsea.

Shortly before 11am today police were called to York Road, Brightlingsea, following reports of two men stealing bags from outside a home.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "A woman in her 40s saw the men and attempted to retrieve the bags.

"She sustained minor injuries from the struggle."

The Citroen van. registration Y436CCL, made off in the direction of Elmstead.

The men are aged in their thirties and were wearing tracksuit bottoms and are quite tanned.

The driver of the van is slightly overweight.

Officers are searching for the van.

Anyone with information call Essex Police on 101.


 

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2:58pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Jack222 says...

Dont do it! Watch, remember descriptions and car reg and such like - perhaps even take a photo if it wont be noticed BUT don't get involved in the actual incident. That's ' silly - and potentially extremely dangerous.
Dont do it! Watch, remember descriptions and car reg and such like - perhaps even take a photo if it wont be noticed BUT don't get involved in the actual incident. That's ' silly - and potentially extremely dangerous. Jack222
  • Score: 3

7:54am Fri 6 Jun 14

Nom De Plume says...

Yes getting a knife stuck in you or being run over by a stolen car is not advisable.

Watching to many Charles Bronson movies can be the culprit.

Not unless your as tough as me though, then you can handle anything.

Well done though mate, but please be careful it is very dangerous.
Yes getting a knife stuck in you or being run over by a stolen car is not advisable. Watching to many Charles Bronson movies can be the culprit. Not unless your as tough as me though, then you can handle anything. Well done though mate, but please be careful it is very dangerous. Nom De Plume
  • Score: -1

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