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Friday, October 27, 2006

Priceless..if you don't want to pay!


Police 'banned picture of thief to protect her human rights'
By Amy Iggulden
Last Updated: 2:33am BST 27/10/2006

A jeweller targeted by a prolific thief was told by police not to put up warning pictures because it would infringe the woman's human rights, it was claimed yesterday.
Isabel Kurtenbach, a jeweller in Kensington, west London, lost £2,000 worth of gold and silver this week to a woman posing as a wealthy visitor from Dubai.
The thief, who apparently targets the same row of shops once a year, chooses her jewellery before claiming she has to get her credit card from her driver. She then disappears with the goods.
Mrs Kurtenbach, 38, who captured the woman on CCTV, wanted to give other traders her picture to display.
Police told her that it would be against the Human Rights Act and suggested she wait for the thief to strike again so she could grab her and call 999.
Daily Telegraph

2 Comments:

Blogger gazza27 said...

They could give her tea and biscuits while waiting for the police to arrive?

8:36 PM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Lol! It makes you die, doesn't it?

12:14 PM  

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