They came when the residents were out. Minimal noise, minimal damage but sufficient to get in undetected by neighbours or passers by. They weren’t in long. Just a few minutes. Enough to rip the strongbox from the wall and smash the piggy bank. Then they were gone.
So too were low cost items of the most monumental sentimental value. Pennies to those who took them, bullion to those who lost them. This then testament to the success of the ‘Sure Start’ system and a wooly approach to all those with ‘behavioural problems’? We know not. There are Daily Mail readers (and their ilk) out there who would shout ‘Birch, hang, whip, harsh’ etc; those same peeps would also gasp with horror and rail at the prospect of Sharia Law being introduced in Blighty’s fair and pleasant land. Perhaps then, time to have a bit of a think. If you really want courts that hand firm and, to be fair, brutish punishments out to arseholes that would break and enter and steal. Then surely, Sharia is an answer?
Frankly, if the dogdirts wott dunn this were found, we at the towers would be quite happy to see a Sharia court arrange to have their hands cut off for good measure. Oooh yes, and stop their chocolate ration and make them wear a veil and send them to the North Pole (or South Pole if required) at Ramadan. Bring it on. Bring it on.