Episode 16 Caught Red Handed


Episode 16

Dom Littlewood shows how technology is being used to catch crooks. A shop manager is forced into fighting off a burglar much stronger than he is.


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Thieves will steal our cash, our cars, our valuables,

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just about anything they can get their hands on.

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But now the police are using cutting-edge technology

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to catch the bad guys.

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CCTV is gold dust.

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Great evidence for the police.

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Got to have him stopped.

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Local councils,

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shops and businesses are fighting crime

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with their own tricks and traps.

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There's a eureka moment when you get that evidence.

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And the public are using secret cameras

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to make sure crooks get their comeuppance.

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It makes me feel so angry.

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He's paid the price. He's been dealt with.

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Yes! We've got her!

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

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They might just get Caught Red Handed.

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Today, a warning to all burglars.

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Never underestimate the brave British public.

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Like shop manager Neil...

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..who's forced into fighting off a burglar much stronger than he is.

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He said, "I've got a gun, move out of the way."

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But Neil has the bottle to fight back.

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Seeing somebody walk out of the shop door with £3,000 worth of cigarettes

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is just wrong. And I couldn't live with myself

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if I just watched that happen.

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Also today, pub landlady Diane wakes up with a mystery to solve.

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Somebody's been creeping about in my back yard while we are asleep,

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it felt like it was sort of like a violation.

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Diane turns private detective to investigate

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what exactly these two shady characters have been up to.

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But first, Marcus runs a garden centre

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that's a haven for adults with special needs,

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until late one night,

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its tranquillity is shattered by burglars.

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They ransacked the place.

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I just can't comprehend that somebody would do this to a charity.

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These are organised criminals on a rampage,

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attacking more than 100 businesses to steal safes,

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taking £250,000 in the process,

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and causing more than half a million pounds' worth of damage.

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A team of detectives is tasked to stop them.

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They use that level of violence on every occasion,

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taking sledgehammers, crowbars,

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to destroy property, and intimidate and threaten people.

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On the outskirts of Salisbury,

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nestled in the quiet Wiltshire countryside,

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is a garden centre run for and by an inspiring bunch of gardeners,

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with the aid of Marcus and his team from the charity, Alabare.

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-Why don't you try and draw the butterfly from there?

-Try me.

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Go on.

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The centre is run for anyone with any disability.

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Learning disabilities, mental health, autistic,

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sensory and physical disabilities.

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The trainees learn carpentry and how to grow their own fruit and veg.

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And the charity strives to help them achieve their full potential.

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We provide a service here to help the clients

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progress into more independent living.

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Nearly there, nearly there. Well done.

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They actually come here and learn things

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and feel good about themselves.

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This place is special. The atmosphere is tranquil,

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a really nice environment for people to work in.

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But the happy atmosphere of this idyllic garden centre

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will soon be torn apart by burglars

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who have no regard for the trail of destruction they leave behind.

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It's shortly after 8.30pm on a Wednesday in mid-September.

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And parked up on the perimeter of the garden centre

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is a car containing a sinister group of masked men.

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And now, under the cover of darkness,

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they are ready to make their move.

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As they approach the building,

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two of the men are picked up on the centre's infrared CCTV.

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One of them can be seen carrying a crowbar.

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He's obviously aware they are being filmed

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so comes up to the camera and smashes it.

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But a second camera picks them up inside the building.

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One of the intruders removes a fire extinguisher

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while a second masked man

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follows him into the next room.

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Out of range of the camera,

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they use the extinguisher to break into an office

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where they then remove

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the charity's heavy safe from the building.

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The burglar alarm is triggered.

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Five minutes later, the two men can be seen running away,

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closely followed by a third man

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who was covering his head with a grey hoodie.

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Because the alarm has been activated,

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Marcus is alerted at home.

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I had a phone call notifying me that the alarm has gone off.

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As I arrived, there was a lot of police presence.

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When he gets inside,

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Marcus is staggered by the extent of the damage.

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Our kitchen door had been smashed in, tables were turned upside down,

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locked cupboards smashed open, total needless destruction.

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My worst fear was the amount of damage straightaway,

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or what has been taken.

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He discovers that the safe containing £750 is missing.

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I just can't comprehend any of it,

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that somebody would do this to a charity.

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The next morning, Marcus and his team calculate the total cost

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of the burglary, nearly £4,000 in stolen cash

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and damage to the building.

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When the clients came in and saw the damage,

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they felt violated that somebody had been in their place

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and destroyed it.

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Four miles away, at Salisbury police station,

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the case lands on the desk of Detective Sergeant Nigel Porter.

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He's leading a team that's

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investigating a spate of similar burglaries of safes from businesses.

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They believe it's the work of an organised gang

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of ruthless criminals.

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The great deal these victims had suffered

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at the hands of these people

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as a result of the amount of damage and violence

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that was shown to their property,

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the emotional aspect to the victim is profound.

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Nigel's team are specialists in putting gangs behind bars,

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and they've been working on this case for several months.

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Their first task was finding out the extent of the crimewave,

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and it turned out more than 80 businesses

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had been attacked across seven counties.

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They were able to link the crimes, because the burglars used the same

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distinctive method each time.

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They generally chose remote, isolated locations.

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They came over rural ground, out of sight, back of the premises,

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and used extreme violence to enter it.

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After smashing their way in, they locate the company's safe.

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They loosen safes where they were in situ,

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just enough for them to put a strap around the safe,

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attach it to the rear of their four-wheel drive,

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then they drag the safe out, causing untold damage.

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Look at the sparks coming off the ground,

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to show the impact as it smashes its way out.

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The gang then go to secluded spots

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where they break into the safes

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using industrial disc cutters.

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The CCTV footage from the garden centre raid

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shows another link with the other burglaries,

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the robbers often remove fire extinguishers.

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Their MO is that they get the fire extinguishers

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from the attacked premises to cool down

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the cutting effect on the safes.

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And that stops the money inside burning.

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The burglars may think they have a slick operation,

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but Nigel's convinced he knows who they are.

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He's had a major lead

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because of a car seen in the vicinity of a burglary

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failing to stop for local police.

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This person owned a vehicle

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similar to one that was seen at one of the offences.

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So therefore, we had reasonable cause to suspect he was involved

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and his actions to try and evade the police later on

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gave us enough grounds for his initial arrest.

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They've traced the man's address from his number plate

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and searched his property,

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soon realising they're on the right track.

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The team came away with a Subaru, with a four-wheel drive vehicle,

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which had some straps we believed they'd used for pulling safes,

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and a number of telephone handsets.

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The man's mobile phones have provided valuable information,

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including the names of two more suspects.

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At that point, we've got our three offenders,

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we now have to build the evidence around them.

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There isn't enough solid evidence to charge the suspects

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for committing the burglaries

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because their faces are always covered,

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and they never leave fingerprints.

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I felt pressure to catch these people as quickly as possible,

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so that a member of the public wasn't seriously injured or harmed.

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You saw the speed that that smashes its way through the door jam,

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as it comes out, which could quite clearly kill somebody

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arriving at the scene.

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If Nigel can prove the suspects

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are responsible for planning the raids,

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he can put them behind bars

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on conspiracy charges, and a conspiracy case

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enables him to use every small shred of evidence.

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What we try to do is build a wall of evidence.

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Each brick helps build a picture of whether be it

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somebody's present near the offence,

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a vehicle owned by them is nearby,

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or there is DNA from a removable object

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at the scene of one of those offences.

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In the weeks that follow,

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Nigel and his team confirmed that on the nights businesses were raided,

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the suspects' mobile phones and vehicles were in the area.

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They build a strong enough case to move in

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and arrest all three suspects.

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87 officers from three counties descended on four addresses.

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Vital evidence is unearthed at those addresses.

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We found another Subaru, and in the boot of the Subaru,

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we found a disc cutter, we found crowbars,

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and in the garden of that person, we found fire extinguishers.

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They also find clothes clearly seen on CCTV of the raids.

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This hooded top appears and reappears on a number of offences.

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All three suspects are remanded in custody.

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And over the next few months,

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Nigel gets a further indication that he has the right men.

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Whilst they were on remand,

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we did not have one other offence

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of this nature in the whole of Wiltshire.

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The crimewave, in which 120 businesses were hit, is at an end.

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Nigel and his team build such a watertight case

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that all three suspects

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had no choice but to plead guilty.

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The three men were jailed

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for a combined total of 24 years for conspiracy to burgle.

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It's a good outcome,

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and business owners in seven counties

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can breathe a sigh of relief.

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There's no feeling better than being successful at court,

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and we were so overwhelmed by the victims' response

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to the fact that we caught the people.

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It was a good feeling to see them all get custodial sentences.

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And those at the charity garden centre

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can now put the burglary behind them

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and keep building on their success.

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There's lots of things going on,

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we are looking to put a cafe in,

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so we can offer catering and retail qualifications for our clients.

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So the outlook is really good.

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If you were to think of a likely suspect for keying a car,

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a 44-year-old woman walking a little pug dog

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probably wouldn't be first pick.

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But here she is,

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and this is her looking round before using a key

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to maliciously scratch this car from one end to the other.

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The owner of the car had set up cameras

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after some previous vandalism,

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and was shocked to see a total stranger

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casually maiming her vehicle.

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But this car isn't the only victim of this middle-aged vandal.

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After pausing for a cigarette break,

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yes, criminal damage can take it out of you,

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she keys another two cars as she nonchalantly strolls on her way.

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But as hooligans go, she obviously isn't the sharpest key on the ring.

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Being caught on CCTV

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means the police have a perfect mug shot of the woman,

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and she's soon identified and collared.

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She's taken to court and ordered to pay a fine of £340.

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I suspect next time she takes her pug for a walk,

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she'll keep her keys firmly in her pocket.

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A robber might think a small local shop

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in a quiet town would be an easy target,

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but some shopkeepers will do anything

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to protect their hard-earned cash.

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A desperate struggle erupts when shop manager Neil

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tries to stop a thief

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stealing goods worth thousands.

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Regular customer Nicky was only popping to the shops,

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but now she's forced into action.

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He looked very shocked,

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he didn't have a clue what was going on.

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I stopped, and then I thought, no, he can have some more.

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Boston Spa is a village near the city of Leeds.

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For nearly three decades,

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57-year-old Neil has been manager of the local convenience store.

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Boston is one of the nicest places

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to live in the whole of the North of Britain.

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I just could not have come to a better place to live.

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My customers, the regulars, a lot of them, they come in every day,

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every week, and after 27 years, I do know the vast bulk of them.

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21-year-old Jamie was one of Neil's customers.

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Now he's a colleague.

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Neil sort of said, "Oh, do you want to come and work here?"

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So I said, "OK. I'll come and work here for a little while."

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Turned out, lasted for about two and a half years.

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It is a busy shop, even though it's quite a small village,

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a lot of people pass through.

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Thanks, Brian.

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It's just a great place to have a shop.

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And Neil should know.

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He's managed shops in some pretty challenging places overseas.

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When he and his family were based in Papua New Guinea,

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he had some very hairy moments.

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We had our shops broken into on a frequent occurrence.

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It's just a way of life out there,

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but it does get to you occasionally

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when you know full well that you could be robbed at any time.

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Those volatile days abroad taught Neil how to stand up for himself,

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something he never thought he'd need in sedate Boston Spa.

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But it turns out that he does.

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It's 9.30 on a Saturday night in late spring.

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Neil and Jamie are working in the store as usual.

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Regular customer Nicky is doing some last-minute shopping.

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I just needed a few bits.

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Jamie was behind the counter.

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Because it was so quiet, we managed to have a little chat.

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Neil has gone round the back of the shop

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to start locking up for the night.

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Just before closing time, a man enters the store.

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The CCTV picks him up

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as he heads towards the aisle at the back of the shop.

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I saw a gentleman come into the shop.

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As I was carrying on talking,

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I just assumed that he'd used the cash machine and left.

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But the man hasn't left, and as he loiters around,

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he doesn't seem too interested in shopping either.

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Peering round the corner, he sees Jamie and Nicky are still talking.

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While they are distracted,

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he takes the chance to disappear through the door

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that leads down to the shop cellar.

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By now, Neil has come back in from outside.

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I could hear a rustling, strange,

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so I could see the door was open to the cellars,

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so I went to the top of the stairs,

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went down a bit,

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and I could then see two legs running along the cellar.

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With Nicky and Jamie still up front by the counter,

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Neil realises they have an intruder downstairs.

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I thought, well, he's not going to get out,

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because there is no exit from the cellar.

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So whatever happens, he's going to have to come to face me.

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I shouted to him and I warned him, I said, "Look,

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"I'm on the stairs, and I'm not moving."

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He then ran towards me.

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As the man pauses at the bottom of the stairs,

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Neil sees he's powerfully built

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and holding a large box full of packs of cigarettes.

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Seeing somebody walk out of the shop door

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with £3,000 worth of cigarettes is just wrong.

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I couldn't live with myself if I just watched that happen.

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Still holding the cigarettes,

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the man starts coming up the stairs towards Neil.

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You have seconds to think what you're going to do,

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and there's no way I could get into a fight with this person.

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He was much bigger than me.

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So I needed a weapon.

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And it would have been whatever was at the side of me.

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It was just a bottle of champagne.

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He picks up the bottle.

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He said, "I've got a gun, move out of the way."

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I said, "Well, I'm still not moving."

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Neil's seen people pull out guns before, abroad,

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so he doesn't scare easily.

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So, he just went ballistic to try and get out.

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Neil's determined to do everything in his power

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to stop the man forcing his way past him.

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A desperate struggle begins.

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I come round the corner and see the robber coming out of the cellar,

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and I just see Neil there,

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hitting him over the head with the champagne bottle.

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I just didn't really know what to do at first, so I sort of stood there,

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like, "OK, what do I do? What do I do?"

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I then just started shouting,

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I said, "Get the police, get the police."

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While Jamie phones 999, Neil fights on.

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The police strongly recommend

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not getting drawn into violence yourself,

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but Neil feels he has no alternative.

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He was not going to let go of those cigarettes,

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so I grabbed hold of him,

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he pushed towards me, and that's when the cigarettes flew everywhere.

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Jamie tries to help while he's on the phone to the police.

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At the counter, Nicky's only just realised something is wrong.

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I couldn't really hear.

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I looked round the corner and Neil was trying to defend himself

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against some bloke.

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Neil could get hurt, I thought, "I need to help him."

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I then saw the fire extinguishers.

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So I thought, "Aha."

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Pushing Neil away, the robber goes round the corner.

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Both of them are about to get a shock.

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Nicky just comes out of nowhere, like superhero out of nowhere,

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she's just there with the fire extinguisher.

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I aimed it in the bloke's face and let it off.

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He then got covered in all this powder

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that looked like he'd got a swarm of bees around him.

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And he looked very shocked.

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He didn't have a clue what was going on.

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And he was stumbling, falling over.

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I stopped, and then I thought, "No, he can have some more."

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SHE LAUGHS

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His face was covered in it. You couldn't see him then.

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It didn't even dawn on me that I may scare Neil to death.

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I went from seeing everything to seeing nothing.

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I was completely covered in white mist.

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He was covered. I could barely see him,

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even though he was only a few inches from me.

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It had stopped the commotion and the aggressive fighting and things,

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so I was quite happy that Neil was OK.

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The robber then groggily gets to his feet

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and lurches out of the front door.

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Neil pursues him across the street.

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I just got to him and he went flying into a car,

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or staggering into a car, actually,

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dragged in by a friend that was in the car.

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They then zoomed off.

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Neil returns to his shop to survey the chaos,

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though, at least, nothing's been taken.

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The police are quickly at the scene.

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I thought, there's so much footage, we have a good CCTV in here.

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And so I knew once the tape got into the hands of the police,

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they would solve it.

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Sure enough, a few days later,

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the police believe they've found the man responsible.

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They call Neil in to identify him.

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They basically just flashed up on screen

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about ten people that remarkably looked very similar,

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but I went straightaway to the person who it was.

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You know, we'd been fighting for five minutes,

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and I wasn't going to forget that face.

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The 38-year-old man was convicted of burglary

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and given a 12-month prison sentence,

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suspended for 24 months.

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Unsurprisingly, he is also no longer welcome at Neil's shop,

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not that he's likely to return,

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given the treatment he received last time.

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It shocked me a bit. All I could think of was,

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I best not mess with Neil.

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He's very quiet normally.

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So we have a bit of this running joke now

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where Neil will chase you with a champagne bottle

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if you do anything wrong.

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I thought Neil was very, very brave.

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But Neil thinks Nicky's the real hero

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for her quick thinking in grabbing the fire extinguisher.

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I just think she was great,

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to actually join in where many people might not have done,

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and she was helping me.

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Where it would have gone without Nicky, I don't know.

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If you witness a violent crime taking place,

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it can be very tempting to go and help,

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but that might not be a wise move,

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so what should people do in that situation?

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If you get into somebody's personal space, for example,

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they automatically become defensive.

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So when I've been in a pub scenario where there's been a fight,

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you can go straight into somebody

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and you go toe-to-toe with them

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and that actually inflames the situation.

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What you might want to do is create a bit of distance between you

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and use your body language

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to actually try and calm the situation down.

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In a violent or aggressive situation,

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there's absolutely no shame in just trying to remove yourself

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from the area altogether, so look for an escape route,

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look to see how you could get there, possibly the quickest way,

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and just get outside of the premises altogether.

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However, there will be situations, life and death situations,

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where you feel compelled to intervene.

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It may be that you've got the appropriate training

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or experience to intervene,

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and that's a judgment call for yourself at the time,

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but as a general rule,

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try and avoid getting involved and call for help.

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No property is worth getting hurt for.

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There's no shame in leaving a violent situation.

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Get out and call the police, so we can come and handle it properly.

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One of the most popular pubs in Morley, West Yorkshire,

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is the Carriers Arms.

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And one of Morley's most popular landladies is Diane,

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who's been here 16 years.

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The traditional pubs, they're shutting down, it's a struggle,

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but I really want us to keep going.

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Pubs are still the heart and soul of the community.

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Diane and husband Sean have always taken pride in their pub,

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its ale, its food and its prize-winning beer garden.

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Every year, we enter into the Leeds in Bloom and for the last few years,

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we've won the Silver award.

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And, hopefully, one year, we might win the Gold award.

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Diane loves a challenge,

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and when thieves pay her pub a visit one night,

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she has a real mystery to solve.

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Who are they and what is it they're after?

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It's a Sunday morning in late June.

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Diane and Sean are clearing the beer garden

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after a busy day's trade on Saturday.

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We were outside, sweeping up,

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getting ready for opening up at 12 o'clock,

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and we noticed that the watering system had been uncoupled.

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First of all, we thought, "There's been somebody around here

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"trying to steal the hosepipe."

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Diane thinks they must have had intruders in the early hours.

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We looked at the shed,

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and there didn't look to be anything untoward about it

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because the padlocks looked to be in place.

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She goes to check what the pub security cameras

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recorded during the night.

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I was like a dog with a bone and started going

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minute by minute through the CCTV.

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Diane soon spots something amiss.

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At 3:15am, a man in a hat

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stops on the pavement outside the beer garden.

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Seconds later, she notices another man inside the garden.

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He puts something down and continues further into her property.

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She then sees the man in the hat check that the coast is clear

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before following his accomplice.

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I couldn't believe my eyes.

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We'd had perpetrators in the night.

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We were just on the second floor above there.

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Somebody had been creeping about in my back yard while we're asleep.

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It felt like it was sort of like a violation.

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Five minutes later,

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the trespassers reappear on camera before leaving the beer garden.

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One of them seems to be carrying a large object,

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but she can't make out what it is.

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We thought, "They must have been up to something for the length of time

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"that they'd sort of disappeared off the camera."

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So we went and had a look at the shed.

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A closer inspection of the suspected crime scene

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reveals there has been a break in.

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They'd actually managed to take off the middle lock

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but the top padlock was still locked.

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And it looks as though they pulled the door towards themselves,

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and had just stolen something

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that was small enough to get through that space.

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When Diane opens the shed door, her suspicions are confirmed.

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The expensive strimmer that we'd only put in there the day before

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was there no longer.

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The thieves may have only stolen a strimmer,

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but it was an expensive one,

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and Diane's determined they're not going to get away with it.

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I was just really annoyed.

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I work hard for everything,

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and somebody comes along and steals from us,

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it's just an insult.

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Now she knows what's gone, Diane wants to find out who done it.

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She checks the images from a second camera

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overlooking the beer garden...

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..and soon finds an image which clearly shows the face

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of one of the thieves.

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My immediate thought is that somebody would know who they were

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because it was such good facial footage of them.

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While his accomplice steals the strimmer,

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the man in the hat has different priorities,

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stealing unfinished cigarettes.

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He got his lighter and started inspecting my ashtray

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and finding what cigarette ends he could get.

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I had to laugh, really, because I just thought,

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"There's this guy in this funny porkpie hat,

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"looking through my ashtray while I'm in bed."

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Diane's detective work is done.

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She calls the police with her findings.

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When the police came out and looked at the CCTV,

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they actually knew who the perpetrators were.

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Two weeks later, police officers caught up with the pair.

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One was arrested in possession of other stolen property.

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Unfortunately, Diane's strimmer was long gone.

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But at least her determination has helped bring the men to justice.

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It turned out that there had been other thefts in the area

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and I felt like it had helped

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using our CCTV footage to stop them in their tracks, really,

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from doing any more.

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In court, the man in the hat pleaded guilty to burglary,

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and was sent to prison for 28 weeks.

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The other man received a sentence of two years and five months for theft,

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burglary and going equipped to steal.

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Diane and Sean have now replaced the strimmer

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and are continuing their fight to save the traditional British pub.

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We're trying to keep going, keep being in the heart of the community

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until we retire.

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Although it's a struggle, we are still here and smiling.

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Cheers.

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That's it for today.

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And that's it for a few more criminals

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who have been Caught Red Handed.

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A shop manager is forced into fighting off a burglar much stronger than he is. And a team of organised criminals is on a rampage, attacking more than a hundred businesses to steal safes.