Robbers target Banbury jewellers

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ROBBERS have struck at a Banbury jewellery shop.

The incident happened this morning at Michael Jones Jeweller, in High Street, Banbury, around 11am.

At the moment it is not clear how many thieves were involved or whether they were armed.

It is believed a smoke bomb was used.

In 2009 four masked robbers smashed display cabinets with sledgehammers and stole £330,000 of expensive watches and jewellery from the same shop.

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2:07pm Tue 11 Sep 12

wrongly parked says...

This place has been robbed several times!
Its not surprising though as its probably targeted due to the poor standard of policing in Banbury and its incompetent officers...easy picking!!
This place has been robbed several times! Its not surprising though as its probably targeted due to the poor standard of policing in Banbury and its incompetent officers...easy picking!! wrongly parked

2:22pm Tue 11 Sep 12

pete j says...

The fact that this jewellers has been robbed a number of times does show that whoever was planning this latest attack they were not detered by the towns police.They would have looked into this element and obviously decided they local police well shall we say "as effective as they should be" to put it politelly.
Its another embarrasment of the towns police again!
The fact that this jewellers has been robbed a number of times does show that whoever was planning this latest attack they were not detered by the towns police.They would have looked into this element and obviously decided they local police well shall we say "as effective as they should be" to put it politelly. Its another embarrasment of the towns police again! pete j

2:38pm Tue 11 Sep 12

oufcfan says...

Worth pointing out that when Michael Jones' was robbed in 2007. The robbers were caught, and jailed. In 2009 i believe 4 people were arrested for the offences and at least 2 were jailed. This morning, due to the actions of members of the public, who helped intervene and detain a robber,one has been arrested already.

So perhaps if it was targeted because of "the poor standard of policing in Banbury" and because it has been robbed several times before.......they really should have done some very basic research on how the previous perpetrators didnt manage to evade TVP either!
Worth pointing out that when Michael Jones' was robbed in 2007. The robbers were caught, and jailed. In 2009 i believe 4 people were arrested for the offences and at least 2 were jailed. This morning, due to the actions of members of the public, who helped intervene and detain a robber,one has been arrested already. So perhaps if it was targeted because of "the poor standard of policing in Banbury" and because it has been robbed several times before.......they really should have done some very basic research on how the previous perpetrators didnt manage to evade TVP either! oufcfan

3:10pm Tue 11 Sep 12

Aligned says...

Typical tvp always around when you dont need them never there when you do wouldnt be surprised if they charged these brave members of the public such is the way of policing nowdays
Typical tvp always around when you dont need them never there when you do wouldnt be surprised if they charged these brave members of the public such is the way of policing nowdays Aligned

3:49pm Tue 11 Sep 12

online_reader says...

Security in a shop isn't police business, they just have to clear up the mess and the perpetrators when the private security fails. It seems they've done that on all occasions. Maybe criminals target this shop because they know it's got high value items that aren't particularly well protected.
Security in a shop isn't police business, they just have to clear up the mess and the perpetrators when the private security fails. It seems they've done that on all occasions. Maybe criminals target this shop because they know it's got high value items that aren't particularly well protected. online_reader

7:29am Wed 12 Sep 12

Lord Palmerstone says...

TVP have much more important things to do anyway,e.g. faffing about in St. Giles last week trying to catch people driving 22mph
TVP have much more important things to do anyway,e.g. faffing about in St. Giles last week trying to catch people driving 22mph Lord Palmerstone

12:51pm Wed 12 Sep 12

wend says...

Couldn't agree more with Lord Palmerston. Enforcing 20mph does absolutely nothing to improve the lives of people who are affected by vandalism, anti-social behaviour such as drunken rowdiness in local areas. Dead easy bumping up cleared crime stats by collaring people driving over 20mph. Easier than catching robbers and rapists!
Couldn't agree more with Lord Palmerston. Enforcing 20mph does absolutely nothing to improve the lives of people who are affected by vandalism, anti-social behaviour such as drunken rowdiness in local areas. Dead easy bumping up cleared crime stats by collaring people driving over 20mph. Easier than catching robbers and rapists! wend

8:14am Thu 13 Sep 12

Geoff Roberts says...

Speeding is anti-social behaviour. Anyone who lives along a small road which is effectively divided by this behaviour, unsafe for residents, particularly children, elderly and disabled, should understand this perfectly well. It is behaviour which damages our society, therefore it is anti social.
Speeding is anti-social behaviour. Anyone who lives along a small road which is effectively divided by this behaviour, unsafe for residents, particularly children, elderly and disabled, should understand this perfectly well. It is behaviour which damages our society, therefore it is anti social. Geoff Roberts

11:10am Thu 13 Sep 12

Additional information says...

Oh dear online_reader how confused you are.
Part of the function and responsibility of the police (even in Banbury) is to act as a deterrent, to be pro-active and to prevent crimes!
By simply having to mop up means that they have failed in the first place!
I hope that you now have a clearer understanding of why your comment is totally irrelevant.
By the dismissive attitude though I would assume that you are part of TVP in which case your comment is dismissed as invalid!
Well done to the members of the public who had to do the job that the police should do!
But how embarrassing it is for the local police… Perhaps they should consider giving some of their wages to the members of the public who bravely had to catch & detain the offender and done what they are paid to do??
Oh dear online_reader how confused you are. Part of the function and responsibility of the police (even in Banbury) is to act as a deterrent, to be pro-active and to prevent crimes! By simply having to mop up means that they have failed in the first place! I hope that you now have a clearer understanding of why your comment is totally irrelevant. By the dismissive attitude though I would assume that you are part of TVP in which case your comment is dismissed as invalid! Well done to the members of the public who had to do the job that the police should do! But how embarrassing it is for the local police… Perhaps they should consider giving some of their wages to the members of the public who bravely had to catch & detain the offender and done what they are paid to do?? Additional information

4:12pm Thu 13 Sep 12

ger elttil OX2 0EJ says...

Geoff Roberts wrote:
Speeding is anti-social behaviour. Anyone who lives along a small road which is effectively divided by this behaviour, unsafe for residents, particularly children, elderly and disabled, should understand this perfectly well. It is behaviour which damages our society, therefore it is anti social.
Burglaries, robberies, murders, sexual assaults, assaults, are all Anti-social, so is speeding. But speeding takes up the majority of police time, as 6 units from Bicester called in last week to pull over a council street cleaner proves. Get your priorities right Jeff. We all know you are perfection personified, but to want to waste police time on speeding and not the first mentioned crimes is way off the mark.
[quote][p][bold]Geoff Roberts[/bold] wrote: Speeding is anti-social behaviour. Anyone who lives along a small road which is effectively divided by this behaviour, unsafe for residents, particularly children, elderly and disabled, should understand this perfectly well. It is behaviour which damages our society, therefore it is anti social.[/p][/quote]Burglaries, robberies, murders, sexual assaults, assaults, are all Anti-social, so is speeding. But speeding takes up the majority of police time, as 6 units from Bicester called in last week to pull over a council street cleaner proves. Get your priorities right Jeff. We all know you are perfection personified, but to want to waste police time on speeding and not the first mentioned crimes is way off the mark. ger elttil OX2 0EJ

10:50pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Budowaah says...

Any Seamasters going cheap? ;)
Any Seamasters going cheap? ;) Budowaah

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