Handcuffs and life-size copper cut-out stolen from police

Handcuffs and life-size copper cut-out stolen from police

Handcuffs and life-size copper cut-out stolen from police

First published in Gerrards Cross Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THE catchphrase ‘you’re nicked’ has been spun on its head by daring thieves who pinched items including a life-size cut-out of a copper from police.

The six-foot tall cardboard crime deterrent was put under the long arm of a crook at a police station in the Wycombe LPA, information obtained by the Bucks Free Press reveals.

A truncheon and ‘five blue strobe flashing lights’, likely to be from a police car, were also nabbed from Wycombe police along with an item marked ‘other’.

South Bucks bobbies were relieved of Handcuffs valued at £32.69, while two police notebooks were taken from panda cars.

Meanwhile, thieves looking to shed an extra bit of light on their work grabbed a Maglite torch worth £100 from Chiltern coppers.

The BFP sent a Freedom of Information request to TVP asking for a full list of items stolen from police stations, officers and panda cars from the Wycombe, South Buckinghamshire and Chiltern police areas since January 1, 2010.

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1:57pm Fri 10 Feb 12

pennman says...

This confirms to me just how useless the police are. What chance do us tax payers have if the police can't police their own police station.
This confirms to me just how useless the police are. What chance do us tax payers have if the police can't police their own police station. pennman
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2:07pm Fri 10 Feb 12

Slacker says...

Perhaps if the police didn't have to waste time and money on pointless freedom of information requests they might have time to do more important things.
Perhaps if the police didn't have to waste time and money on pointless freedom of information requests they might have time to do more important things. Slacker
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2:40pm Fri 10 Feb 12

mowgli1960 says...

You couldn't make this up!!
You couldn't make this up!! mowgli1960
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3:00pm Fri 10 Feb 12

J B Blackett says...

The joke is on the thieves. The card-board cut-out they thought they had stolen turned out actually to be an on-duty PCSO.
The joke is on the thieves. The card-board cut-out they thought they had stolen turned out actually to be an on-duty PCSO. J B Blackett
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9:09pm Fri 10 Feb 12

sportsturf says...

apparently the thieves also stole all the toilet seats, a spokesperson for TVP said they have nothing to go on.......pmsl....
apparently the thieves also stole all the toilet seats, a spokesperson for TVP said they have nothing to go on.......pmsl.... sportsturf
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9:18pm Fri 10 Feb 12

mowgli1960 says...

sportsturf wrote:
apparently the thieves also stole all the toilet seats, a spokesperson for TVP said they have nothing to go on.......pmsl....
That's the best laugh i've had all day,cheers!!
[quote][p][bold]sportsturf[/bold] wrote: apparently the thieves also stole all the toilet seats, a spokesperson for TVP said they have nothing to go on.......pmsl....[/p][/quote]That's the best laugh i've had all day,cheers!! mowgli1960
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10:45pm Fri 10 Feb 12

wayneo says...

sportsturf wrote:
apparently the thieves also stole all the toilet seats, a spokesperson for TVP said they have nothing to go on.......pmsl....
hehe, marvellous :-)
[quote][p][bold]sportsturf[/bold] wrote: apparently the thieves also stole all the toilet seats, a spokesperson for TVP said they have nothing to go on.......pmsl....[/p][/quote]hehe, marvellous :-) wayneo
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11:18pm Fri 10 Feb 12

bonkers2010 says...

excellent form sportsturf as always you have always made me smile with your jokes . classic . blimey its been over thirty years i think . keep it up
excellent form sportsturf as always you have always made me smile with your jokes . classic . blimey its been over thirty years i think . keep it up bonkers2010
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11:19pm Fri 10 Feb 12

piran says...

sportsturf wrote:
apparently the thieves also stole all the toilet seats, a spokesperson for TVP said they have nothing to go on.......pmsl....
LOL
[quote][p][bold]sportsturf[/bold] wrote: apparently the thieves also stole all the toilet seats, a spokesperson for TVP said they have nothing to go on.......pmsl....[/p][/quote]LOL piran
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11:48pm Sat 11 Feb 12

Loudwater69 says...

Credit cruch, Valentines Day approaching, there will always be a kinky criminal about, come on police, do your research!
Credit cruch, Valentines Day approaching, there will always be a kinky criminal about, come on police, do your research! Loudwater69
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