Episode 18 Caught Red Handed


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Dom Littlewood shows how technology is being used to catch crooks. A gang of armed robbers get a shock when some of their victims fight back.


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Thieves will steal our cars, our valuables,

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just about anything they can get their hands on.

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To cut down on crime and antisocial behaviour,

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the police and other agencies are using new tactics

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and technology so the bad guys get caught in the act.

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-The CCTV is gold dust.

-Great evidence for the police.

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Got to have him stopped.

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Local councils, shops and businesses are laying some traps of their own.

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The eureka moment when you get that evidence.

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And the general public, too, can help unsuspecting crooks

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-get their comeuppance.

-People won't stand by.

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-I couldn't sit back and do nothing.

-Yes, we've got her!

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So, anyone who's up to no good had better think twice.

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They might just get caught red-handed.

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Today...

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a gang of armed robbers embark on a month-long reign of terror.

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-They're chaotic, these criminals.

-They are desperate people.

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The guy with the shotgun, really loud, he said, "Don't turn.

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"If you do, I will shoot you."

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But they haven't counted on victims who fight back.

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A large group chased them out of the shop.

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Also today, the depths to which some crooks will sink.

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They're just despicable,

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they've got no consideration for how

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people feel about their pets.

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When prized fish are stolen,

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the family trawl through CCTV to land a catch.

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And thou shalt not steal.

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A higher power watches a church usher pocketing the collection money.

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Greater Manchester, and the police are on the hunt for an armed

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-and dangerous gang.

-They're running around the streets with a shotgun.

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Absolutely chaotic.

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They're targeting businesses and commit nine raids in a month,

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leaving behind them terrified victims.

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She's got a gun in her face, she's got somebody else grabbing her from behind.

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Her whole life must have just flashed in front of her.

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Then they try to rob Ali's restaurant.

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-OVER PHONE:

-'We've got a robbery here, with guns.'

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'Someone's just entered with a gun?'

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-'Yes, shotgun.'

-'A shotgun?'

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But he bravely stands up to them.

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The guy with the shot gun, very loud, he said, "Don't turn.

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"If you do, I will shoot you."

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I just want to protect my colleagues,

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so that's why I just took a risk.

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With a population of nearly 3,000,000, Greater Manchester

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is one of the largest metropolitan regions in the UK.

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So, it has its fair share of serious crime.

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To tackle it, Greater Manchester Police has a division called

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the Serious and Organised Crime Group.

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Robert Cousen works as a detective inspector.

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And Richard Castley as a detective sergeant.

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We've got specialist skills to tackle professional criminals.

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That's where we are brought in.

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So that's the most sophisticated criminals that you have,

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really, in society. You never know what you're coming in to.

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You never know when you're going to be going home.

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But it is something that I'm passionate about,

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and luckily I've got a team that are really passionate about it as well.

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I've been in the police 16 years.

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I've always wanted to be a police officer, since I was a small kid.

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And the team are about to be tested by a highly active

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and violent gang of armed robbers.

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A May evening in Chorlton, Manchester.

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It's just after 9.00pm at this bookmaker's, when two men burst in.

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One's armed with a shotgun.

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He points the gun at the face of the cashier

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and demands he opens the shop's safe.

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Deciding the cashier isn't moving fast enough,

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the robber hits him over the head with the shotgun.

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Finding only a small amount of cash, the two masked men leave.

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This isn't something that happens every day of the week,

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this is a really serious, violent crime.

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You can see how close that shotgun is. Right at his head.

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He must have been absolutely petrified.

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The robbers are in and out in under four minutes, and there's not

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much for the police to go on, as they were masked and wearing gloves.

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It was a really difficult investigation,

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we didn't know who the people were who were responsible.

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There was no intelligence coming in from the public to say

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who was responsible.

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Five days later, and 80 miles away in Derby,

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there's a robbery at another bookmaker's.

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This time there are three raiders. Again, one of them carries a shotgun.

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The police believe it is the work of the same gang.

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A shotgun is not the most common weapon to be used in an armed

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robbery. Contrary to popular belief.

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You've then got the description of the males,

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wearing face coverings, described as bandannas.

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Again, the gang commit the robbery in minutes,

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but two of their faces are captured on CCTV as they escape.

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This is the gunman.

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Unbeknown to him, there was a camera that caught him

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just as he left, and as he pulled down his bandanna.

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It is like a picture you'd have on your mantelpiece at home,

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it is that clear. You can see this person's face.

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It's a great lead, but it doesn't bring an immediate result.

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Basically, we searched our entire Greater Manchester Police system

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to try and identify this male, and just couldn't find him anywhere.

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And that causes a great deal of frustration.

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But they're about to have more luck identifying the other robber

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wearing the sunglasses.

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A witness comes forward with the number plate of the gang's

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getaway car.

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The vehicle was identified as being hired in Manchester,

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so enquiries were conducted and the vehicle was stopped.

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One of the suspects was arrested.

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The man found driving the car is 25-year-old Omar Berryman,

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and he has a distinctive pair of sunglasses with him.

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When we look at the CCTV, it is

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clear to see that the sunglasses recovered in the car is the

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same sunglasses as being worn by one of the offenders during the offence.

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Berryman is held in prison.

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While the police go after the rest of the gang.

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They're a man down, but they aren't about to stop.

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Their next target, a fast-food restaurant.

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Ali works here as a shift manager.

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He originally came to this country in 2000 as a refugee

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-from Afghanistan.

-15 years before, I moved here in the UK.

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Started living here. Very happy here. Happy family, happy life.

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Then one Friday night, when the restaurant is about to close,

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Ali is on duty, working in the back office.

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I was cashing up tills in the office around 10.55.

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Ali has cash on the table, which he's just about to put into the open safe.

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But then the assistant behind the counter is

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confronted by a terrifying sight.

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A masked man with a shotgun bursts in, followed by two others.

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She ran in the office and screamed, "Guys with gun!"

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Straight away, I checked the camera.

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And I saw the three guys with masks and gloves.

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Ali could, and really should, have stayed in the office.

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But he makes the decision to face the robbers,

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to help his colleagues and customers get to safety.

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I had the option to do not go on front.

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But I thought maybe they come in the office,

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or they might harm my colleagues.

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So, as I was shift manager, I think it is

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my responsibility to protect my staff.

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Now Ali's at gunpoint.

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The raiders demand he open the tills.

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The guy with shotgun, he seems very angry. He was very loud.

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But Ali has lived through dangerous times in Pakistan

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-and Afghanistan, so he doesn't scare easily.

-I've seen guns before.

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A couple of times. I just want to protect my colleagues.

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So that's why I just took a risk.

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Ali turns his back on the robbers and heads towards the office.

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The guy with shotgun, very loud, he said, "Don't turn.

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"If you do, I will shoot you."

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I didn't give him chance to take any action,

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I just turned away and then went into the office.

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It's a big risk.

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Once in the office, Ali shuts the open safe.

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The other staff have got away, so he locks the office door,

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sealing himself off from the armed gang.

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Then he calls the police.

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-OVER PHONE:

-'We've got a robbery here, with guns.'

-'Someone has just entered with a gun?'

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'Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.'

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Realising they've been outsmarted, the gang leave empty-handed.

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-'Are you OK?'

-'Yeah, I'm fine.'

-'And all your staff are OK, yeah?'

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'Yes. A little scared, but they're OK.'

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Ali keeps a cool head and checks on some customers who witnessed

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the raid but were ignored by the robbers.

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To these customers I said,

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"Don't be scared. I just rang the police. They are coming."

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One customer sitting over there. After that, this customer came

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and said, "You are my hero." It makes me feel very proud.

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When the police arrived, Ali gives them

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the CCTV footage of the attempted robbery.

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There's never really a silver lining in these types of offences,

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cos you've always got victims there.

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However, on this occasion, they were unsuccessful.

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Our concern is, are they going to continue committing these

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offences, whilst were looking for them,

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while we are trying to identify who they are?

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The gang's crimes escalate.

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They become more desperate and aggressive.

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This must be the most frightening experience that these people

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will have ever had and are ever likely to have.

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But when they attempt to rob a mobile phone shop,

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they get more than they bargained for.

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Throwing a chair, the staff fight back.

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The likelihood of anyone being caught up in an armed robbery

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like this is, thankfully, extremely slim.

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But if we are unfortunate enough to come face-to-face with violent

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criminals, there are steps we can take to help avoid getting hurt.

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Fighting back is an absolute last resort,

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when you're faced with an offender with a weapon.

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It can actually make the situation worse.

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This is not the movies, it hurts.

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So, your life is far too precious. Don't get involved.

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Never be ashamed to run away from the crime or to hide.

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There is nothing more important than your life.

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The description of a weapon can prove absolutely vital to

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a criminal investigation.

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Whether or not it's a long-barrelled weapon,

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short-barrelled weapon, the type of knife, that will help us.

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In this situation, the offenders were masked,

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but it's surprising how much evidence you can still gather.

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What accent do the offenders have? How many are there?

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Do they call each other by name or nickname?

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All of this is absolutely essential.

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Thieves try to net a fortune from fish

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by stealing valuable Koi Carp.

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The biggest fish that we had could have been worth up to about £30,000.

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The family check their cameras

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and hook a couple of slippery crooks

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out for some night-time fishing.

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Is nothing sacred any more?

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When the church usher takes the collection at the end

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of the service, the congregation don't expect him to help himself.

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Now, only in America.

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These pictures, taken by a hidden camera,

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show a man who's at a church service.

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But he's not worshipping with the congregation,

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he's skulking in a corner of the back room.

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And the money he's rather inelegantly

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stuffing into his trousers is from the church's collection baskets.

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To make things worse, he's one of the church ushers.

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And he's doing this while the service is still going on.

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Still, his sins are being watched from on high.

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Well, certainly, by this secret camera.

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Suspecting someone is stealing from the collection fund,

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church officials have informed the police,

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who've set up a sting operation to catch the culprit.

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As well as the camera,

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there are plain clothes officers sitting amongst the congregation.

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Oblivious, the man continues to collect the church's

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collection into his own pockets. Every last coin and cheque.

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He then returns to join in the service.

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Found with nearly 350 on him,

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the uncharitable usher at first claims it's all his own money.

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May he be forgiven? Well, no.

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The police and the church don't turn the other cheek.

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He is ushered away and charged with theft.

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Thieves will take just about anything that's not bolted down.

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But here's a fishy tale for you.

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When a couple of net themselves a bizarre catch.

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Sunderland.

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It's the early hours of the morning

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and these men are about to commit an unusual sort of crime.

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They're going fishing, but for somebody else's fish.

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They're just despicable.

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They've got no consideration for how people feel about their pets.

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Andy's beloved Koi Carp have been stolen.

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The pond was completely empty, it was desolate.

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The family can't understand why anybody would steal their pet fish.

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Until they find out exactly how much these carp are worth.

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Anywhere from 1,000 to 30,000.

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Now, Andy and his family desperately hope the police

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can hook these crooks.

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Fish and fishing have been important to Sunderland over centuries.

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And fish certainly play a major role in the life of

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this Sunderland resident.

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These Japanese Koi Carp belong to Andy.

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Fish, to me, is comforting. It's very comforting.

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They're nice to watch, they're nice to see,

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they're nice for the grandkids and they're tranquil.

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It's something nice for you just to sit in the garden

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and enjoy with your family.

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Koi Carp can live to over 50.

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The first two Andy bought are nearly 30 years old.

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Daughter Gemma has grown up with them.

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Dad got the pond when I was about 11 or 12 I think.

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It grew from there.

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Gradually, every fathers' day, birthdays, we'd buy him more

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and more fish. Since then, the love has grown.

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When we've had children, we've passed that love on to them.

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Gemma lives down the road from her parents.

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She now has her own smaller pond of fish.

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But, for her and her children, including daughter Megan,

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Grandad's pond is still the best.

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We'd just love to come down and feed them,

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and watch them swim about and gobble up all the food.

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"Oh, can we feed the fish? Can we feed the fish?"

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It is, it's a lovely atmosphere for them.

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Everybody has a firm favourite.

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There was one silver fish and I'd named it Victoria Beckham,

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because it just reminded me of her with the sparkles and everything.

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The family have never had any problem with crime,

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but Gemma's husband has installed security cameras

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on the outside of their house.

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They're going to prove useful in a way they could never have expect it.

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Andy and his wife have gone away on holiday.

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As usual, while they are away, daughter Gemma looks after

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her mum and dad's fish. But early on a Wednesday morning,

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she immediately knows there's something wrong.

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Usually, when you go out to the pond,

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the first thing you see is the fish jumping. They sense you

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coming and they realise that they're going to get food

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straightaway. And there was nothing.

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All of the big fish had gone. Just panicked, really.

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With a ladder leaning against the garage wall opposite the pond,

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there's no doubt, somebody has deliberately fished out their fish.

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So, I quickly rang the police.

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Gemma then checks her own pond, to find that she

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too is missing some of her fish.

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My husband actually suggested we checked the cameras, to see

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if they'd picked anything.

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This is what the cameras revealed.

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Nearly 1.30am, three men holding buckets

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and a net walk around the side of Gemma's house.

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Moments later, in the dim light, the camera in Gemma's back garden

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shows one of the buckets being placed on the ground.

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Three shadowy figures move towards her pond.

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They stay for a few minutes,

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before heading towards Gemma's dad's garden.

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They collect their bucket.

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What we think they've then done is climbed over next door's garden

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and then down into my parents garden.

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Out of view of Gemma's cameras, they then clear Andy's pond.

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They use his ladder to climb out over the garage.

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I think the most shocking thing was to know that somebody

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was in that close proximity and, yet, we weren't aware of it.

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They've just been right outside of my daughter Meg's window.

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When my mum told me,

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I'd realised that the noises that I thought were just the wind

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wasn't, it was actually the men moving my fish out of the garden.

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It took us a while to get her to calm down.

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And on a few nights she couldn't sleep.

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She was upset by the whole thing really.

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As thefts go, stealing a pond full of fish is fairly uncommon.

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The police were really surprised when we contacted them.

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I don't think they'd even ever heard of it.

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They were really good, really supportive.

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Gemma gives the police CCTV footage and they begin their investigation.

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Then, with a heavy heart, Gemma makes a call abroad.

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So, then, I had to ring my dad.

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An awful phone call to have to make,

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because I know how much Mum and Dad love the fish.

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Very upsetting, very annoyed,

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couldn't do anything sitting in Tenerife.

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Obviously, it's bodged your holiday.

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It's just despicable.

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They've got no consideration for how people feel about their pets.

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When the police ask what the fish are worth, Andy has no idea.

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I couldn't put a price on them, because you cannot value a pet,

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because it's not something you would sell.

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But, when Andy does look up how much his Koi Carp could be worth,

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he's stunned.

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Anywhere from 1,000 to 30,000.

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Quite astonished, really, that they were valued at that much.

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But the footage from Gemma's cameras means the net is about to

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tighten on these fish thieves.

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After the images are circulated around Sunderland,

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a local police officer recognises two of them.

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And the pair proved to be an easy catch.

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The police officer told us when he'd gone into their house,

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he'd actually found some of the Koi Carp in the bathtub.

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There were some still in the plastic trug buckets

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in the bathroom as well. And they were trying to hide them.

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The haul of exotic fish at the thieves' house

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comes from a number of ponds.

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Amongst them, they find some of Andy and Gemma's carp.

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They shouldn't have done it because we'd looked after them for years.

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They just took them and thought nothing of it.

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In court, a 21-year-old and a 25-year-old man

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admit three counts of theft and criminal damage.

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They are both placed under curfew,

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electronically tagged for three months

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and ordered to pay compensation and costs.

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Come on, we'll feed the fish.

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Some of Andy's fish, including the eldest, were returned.

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He's now installed CCTV cameras and other security devices

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in his garden, to help keep a better eye on his freshly restocked pond.

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Now, obviously, it's back to where it was,

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which is quite satisfying.

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I was just pleased that my mum and dad managed to get some back,

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so they can enjoy some happiness again.

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We'll have the fish as long as I'm here.

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There'll always be fish in my family. Yeah.

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Now, these two men are out on a day trip.

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Or rather, a day's tip.

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Salford Council, in Greater Manchester,

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are cracking down on illegal rubbish dumping.

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One of those CCTV operators zooms in on this pair,

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who have been throwing bin bags and boxes out of their car.

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After watching this man with trouser trouble, and his buddy, kick

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rubbish into the buddleia, the operator then sets the camera

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into position ready to capture the number plate as they drive off.

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The council are shocked to discover that the car belongs to

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a man from Eastbourne, East Sussex.

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And that he has driven nearly 300 miles to fling

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out his junk in Salford.

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But his far flung fling is going to prove very expensive.

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He's taken to court and ordered to pay fines and costs,

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totalling £850.

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Throw in the petrol costs on top of that

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and he really should have stayed at home.

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The Greater Manchester Police Serious And Organised Crime

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Group are on the trail of an aggressive gang of armed robbers.

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They've already raided two businesses at gunpoint

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and attempted to rob another,

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until they were foiled by the selfless actions

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of restaurant manager Ali.

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I think it's my responsibility to protect my staff.

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The guy with the shotgun, very loud, he said, "Don't turn.

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"If you go, I will shoot you."

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I didn't give him the chance to take any action.

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I just turned away and then went into the office.

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But now, the gang's crimes are starting to escalate.

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We then get hit with a double whammy and there's two offences in one day.

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They hold up a bookmaker's in Stratford, Manchester.

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Then, 15 minutes later, they rob the shop a few miles away.

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Over the next week, they hit more small businesses.

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This team were relentless.

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Offences were being committed, on average, every three days.

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We were playing catch up, trying to get clues that we needed to

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put these people behind bars.

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It was difficult, because no sooner had

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we made progression on one crime, and then there was another crime.

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But police are collecting evidence about these robbers.

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They wear similar clothes each time.

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Distinctive bandannas,

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a grey hoodie and a blue hoodie with a yellow logo.

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Despite carrying out so many armed robberies,

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the gang aren't getting away with large sums of money.

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They're committing offences at convenience stores,

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which is really low value they're going to get from them.

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Three offenders committing an offence, getting £300 or £400.

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It indicates that there is a degree of desperation,

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in relation to these people.

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And, alarmingly the gang are getting more aggressive, too.

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When they realise they're not getting as much as perhaps

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they want, they then target the female who is working there

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and rip her chain off her.

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She's got a gun in her face, she's got somebody else grabbing

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her from behind, her whole life must have just flashed in front of her.

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But the gang get a taste of their own medicine

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when they try to rob this mobile phone shop.

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It's Monday lunchtime.

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As before three raiders burst in, but this time

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they're in for a shock.

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A staff member throws a chair at the gunmen and there's another

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surprise for the robbers, this shop has its own gang

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of brave assistants.

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A large group of males in the back of the shop see what's going on

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and then they start to chase them out of the shop.

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Now, it's the robbers turn to be alarmed.

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They run out, empty-handed.

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So, you're quite chuffed that they've not got anything

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and no-one's been harmed on this occasion.

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The concern from my perspective at that point is

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they've not got away with anything, these are desperate people,

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somebody else is going to be a victim of crime.

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And that's exactly what happens.

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Just four hours later, they launch a raid on this bookmaker's shop.

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Their actions are becoming more desperate.

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They're more ready to use force with staff

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and members of the public.

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They're starting to rob customers, taking mobile phones,

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taking jewellery from them, actually threatening them

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with shotguns as they were leaving.

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This must be the most frightening experience that these people

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will have ever had and are ever likely to have.

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It just increases our fear of what they're going to do next.

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The police turn up the heat on the streets of Manchester

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and flood the area with officers.

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It goes quiet.

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For a short while there are no robberies.

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But then, Robert's team get a surprise call

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from Northamptonshire police.

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They have arrested three men after a couple are held hostage

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and robbed in their own home.

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We were made aware,

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because the three people who were arrested were from Manchester

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and, significantly, the fact that they had a sawn off shotgun.

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This could potentially be the same team.

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We then researched the people that were in custody.

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The men were stopped in a car, trying to escape.

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They are 20-year-old Kayode Freeman and 23-year-old Romahn Richards,

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from the Manchester area.

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And, importantly, the gunman, whose face was caught on camera,

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23-year-old Jake Prempeh.

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Basically, he was from London, he'd come up to Manchester

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and associated with people in Manchester.

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Could Prempeh and the other men be the gang

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responsible for the entire recent series of robberies?

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And that was really the start of where some really important

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pieces of the jigsaw just started to fit in.

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They find a treasure trove of evidence inside the car.

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Grey and blue hoodies that match those worn in the robberies,

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as well as a bandanna and bright orange gloves.

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And then, there is the shotgun.

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We've compared that to the CCTV footage of the firearm

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used in the offences.

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You can see the shape is all the same.

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They also seize mobile phones.

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Robert and Richard can retrieve data from them

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and they discover further evidence against the men.

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They were really important.

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When we started to look where the phones had travelled to

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and the times of the offences, we were able to quickly

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ascertain that these people had been at the scenes of crime.

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And then some more proof.

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DNA from all three men is found on the clothes taken from the car.

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It proves each of them committed some or all of the raids.

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When you get the confirmation that it is our suspects,

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we can match the clothing to the CCTV, that is a bingo-type moment.

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In total, the gang have committed nine armed or attempted armed

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robberies. Despite their aggression, they have stolen just six grand.

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The behaviour of that gang was absolutely disgusting.

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Clearly, they had no regard at all for any other person,

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other than themselves.

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In court the robbers plead guilty.

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Jake Prempeh is jailed for 15 years, seven months.

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Omar Berryman and Kayode Freeman, who took part in some

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of the robberies, are given six years and four months

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and six years and eight months respectively.

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And Romahn Richards is sentenced to eight years

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and four months in prison.

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We were really pleased with the convictions.

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A real feeling of success.

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And the fact that we put some dangerous criminals behind bars.

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And, hopefully, for the victims,

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they can get on with their lives and they can move on.

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And restaurant manager Ali,

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who outwitted the robbers the day they tried to rob him,

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is glad no other victims will suffer at the hands of this gang.

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It's good they've been arrested

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and at least they going to stop doing this.

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I was very happy.

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That's it for today.

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Join us next time,

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when police and the public catch more criminals red-handed.

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This episode features a gang of armed robbers who get a shock when some of their victims fight back, as well as the fishy tale of a couple of slippery crooks.