Rare – but still a cause for con­cern

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your View -

THANK­FULLY,

armed rob­bery is quite a rare crime in Peter­bor­ough.

But it is still wor­ry­ing that for the fourth time in just a mat­ter of weeks, a bet­ting shop in the city has been tar­geted by raiders.

This time, in Oun­dle Road, it was knives but pre­vi­ously other weapons in­clud­ing a hand­gun has been used.

All this de­spite the fact that book­ies are very se­cu­rity con­scious and tend to have state-of-the-art CCTV sys­tems.

Whether of not there is any­thing link­ing these crimes re­mains to be seen, but po­lice need to re­dou­ble their ef­forts to stamp it out be­fore it be­comes the norm – and these es­tab­lish­ments are seen by crim­i­nals as easy tar­gets.

And noth­ing does that bet­ter than get­ting those re­spon­si­ble be­hind bars.

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