A thief has got inside a town centre pub and fled with a bag full of food – including up to 20 of the venue’s famous home-made fishcakes. The woman was caught on CCTV inside the Lymestone Vaults, in Newcastle, during the early-morning raid. It captures her going into the pub’s kitchen, rifling through the fridge and then emerging a short time later with a black bin bag. The bag was later found in the churchyard at nearby St Giles’s Church - with the majority of food still inside. Now Lymestone Brewery - which owns the Pepper Street pub - wants the public's help to try to catch the thief. Brewery co-director Viv Bradford said: “The woman didn’t break in, she used a key of some description. She was seen trying various keys in locks in the area. I think she just got lucky with us after fiddling with ours because it was an old lock. "The CCTV shows her come through the door and go in the kitchen. She was in there for about 15 minutes. She took the … [Read more...] about WANTED: Can YOU help catch the thief who pinched 20 fishcakes from this pub?
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RTV Oost reported. Local policeman Tom Hamhuis came up with the idea after a local woman reported in August that her underwear had been stolen from the garden washing line. Police at first thought it was a joke, but took the issue more seriously when a bunch of red roses were left on the woman’s doorstep. They put up surveillance cameras, but they failed to capture a good photograph of the thief. Then Hamhuis decided to use a transmitter to try to trace the stolen goods. The thief struck again and was arrested. Police found underwear from several different people at his home and have appealed for other victims to come forward. DutchNews.nl has been free for 12 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Donate via Ideal, credit card or Paypal. … [Read more...] about Wired for sound: police catch underwear thief by hiding transmitter in a bra
A LONGRIDGE estate agent caught a thief red-handed as he stole lead from his roof. Mark Dewhurst was alerted to the crime by his father who was viewing CCTV cameras covering Dewhursts Estate Agents in Townley Parade, Lonridge.Mr Dewhurst raced round to the scene and confronted thief Darren Martin, who then removed 200 worth of lead from his car boot.Martin, 37, of Saltcotes Place, Lytham, admitted theft and failing to answer bail.He was fined 25 with 20 costs and ordered to pay 200 compensation plus the 15 victims' surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.Prosecutor, Angus Craigen, said on February 18 at 7.15pm Mark Dewhurst was walking his dog when he got a phone call from his father, who was watching CCTV cameras covering the family estate agents property, to say someone was taking lead from the roof.When confronted, Martin said: "I don't know why I did it." He took the lead out of his boot and put it on the ground, before trying to drive off.Howard Green, defending, said Martin's ex … [Read more...] about Estate agent catches lead thief
For most of us after central heating and a kitchen you can swing a cat in luxurious house extras might only extend to flat screen TV and gas BBQ. But for some a front door bell that plays sound of the General Lee from the Duke of Hazard is not enough luxe. Think 50 bathrooms, a helicopter pad that vanishes beneath your lawn, a home cinema and bowling lane or what about a massive wine cellar and your own river. These can all be found in homes around the world - for a price. We've turned estate agent and had a look at some of the world's most luxurious homes. Booze This beautiful Los Angeles home has been valued at a whopping $180million recently and we can see why. Developed by plastic surgeon Raj Kanodia this mansion has plenty of things for any potential house guests to visit the property. Features include: 9 bedrooms, a wine room which can hold the capacity of 2,000 bottles and even a gym designed by a celebrity personal trainer. Neighbours The house next door, built by property … [Read more...] about Imagine the cleaning bill for a 400 room house
A tattooed have-a-go hero chased down a suspected car thief - but ended up saving his life. Self-confessed 'gentle giant' Peter Scullion woke up with a start in his marital bed after hearing someone on his drive in Ladysmith Road, Mount Gould. Fearing the worst, he jumped to his feet and peered out his window - only to find the front door of his silver Skoda Octavia wide open and a man searching through inside. Filled with rage, 46-year-old Peter whipped on a pair of shorts and armed himself with a BASEBALL BAT before bolting out his front door. The drama unfolded in the early hours of this morning - as the rest of Plymouth slept. "Last night, I got up for the loo at about 3am," the brave Scot recalled. "I came back, laid on the bed, trying to get back to sleep. "Then, at about 3.20am, I heard a noise out the front. "So I thought, right, I'm going to catch the b*****s who scratched my car when it was parked on the other side of the road recently. "When I looked out the window, the door … [Read more...] about I chased a thief down the road in my pants