Hi-viz robbers.

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Mike Sales
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Hi-viz robbers.

Postby Mike Sales » 20 May 2019, 9:34pm

I'm watching Hatton Garden on the box. In order not to be noticed the robbers are wearing Hi-Viz.

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Lance Dopestrong
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Re: Hi-viz robbers.

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 20 May 2019, 9:36pm

So if cyclists really want to be seen they should talk loudly among themselves about the heists they've pulled off?
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Re: Hi-viz robbers.

Postby kylecycler » 22 May 2019, 7:41pm

Reminds me of a story told in a wonderful book called 'Wildlife Detective', written by Alan Stewart, a police officer who more or less set up his own wildlife crime unit - I'd wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wildlife-Detec ... 1906134251

The book was in my local library, although that's now closed, and I don't have a copy, so this is just from memory, but...

One night, he and his sergeant crawled the length of a cornfield on their bellies to apprehend a bunch of local poachers who were illegally fishing for salmon. This lot were well known to the detective and were easily identifiable because they were always accompanied by a distinctive looking lurcher.

The detective knew these poachers well enough, however, to know that they wouldn't be deterred even after being nabbed, so the very next night he and his sergeant pulled exactly the same trick and found exactly the same bunch of poachers, c/w lurcher, in exactly the same place at exactly the same time - except this time they were all (apart from the lurcher) wearing balaclavas...