The parasites who make their living preying on society by stealing metal from our national infrastructure, ripping out metal cables and pipes or public monuments, sometimes display an inventiveness which would be commendable in a less ignoble activity or which would probably earn them more money if deployed in honest work.
As a case in point, police are searching for a gang who used a bogus drainage company
van in a bid to steal cable from the BT network.
The five men fled the
scene in Eltham, south London, when they spotted police approaching their
vehicle. It was found have concealed winching equipment fitted
Officers recovered a large quantity of BT cable from the rear of
the van which the thieves had already removed from the ground.
In the past few weeks
several rogue gangs have been caught and arrested while
trying to pass themselves off as legitimate workmen and using props like the
bogus drainage company van in an attempt to attempt to blend into the
If you see people who at first sight appear to be workmen but who are acting suspiciously, do not hesitate to call 999.