Burglars steal thousands in cash during midnight raid on go-karting centre

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VIOLENT thieves tore apart a go-karting centre stealing thousands of pounds in cash during a midnight raid.

The crooks smashed through a brick wall at F1 Karting Limited off Motherwell Way, Grays, to gain access, activating an alarm just before 12pm on Saturday February 1.

They then ripped a safe from its bolts in the floor before making off with it.

The safe, which has not yet been recovered, contained several thousand pounds in cash and officers suspect more than one assailant and a vehicle would have been needed to move it.

More than £3,000 worth of damage was caused in the wake of the destruction.

Anyone with information about the break-in or who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the relevant time is asked to contact PC Stuart Rawlings at Grays Police Station on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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1:41pm Sat 22 Feb 14

pembury53 says...

they made a quick get away and covered their tracks.........
they made a quick get away and covered their tracks......... pembury53
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2:47pm Sat 22 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

So can anyone tell me whats the point in having a safe containing valuables that robbers can simply cart away and then spend a while opening it at their leisure and in the comfort of your home/shed/den/hide away out of reach of the police......anyone know the answer..?

The trick is have 2 safes...one like the above containing some soiled pants and a comical note and the other hid away firmly secured containing the cash.

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The crooks smashed through a brick wall at F1 Karting Limited off Motherwell Way, Grays, to gain access, activating an alarm just before 12pm on Saturday February 1.
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just before 12pm...and In Broad daylight too..!!! i would have thought they would have been open on Saturdays.
So can anyone tell me whats the point in having a safe containing valuables that robbers can simply cart away and then spend a while opening it at their leisure and in the comfort of your home/shed/den/hide away out of reach of the police......anyone know the answer..? The trick is have 2 safes...one like the above containing some soiled pants and a comical note and the other hid away firmly secured containing the cash. ____________________ ___________ Echo wrote: The crooks smashed through a brick wall at F1 Karting Limited off Motherwell Way, Grays, to gain access, activating an alarm just before 12pm on Saturday February 1. ____________________ ___________ just before 12pm...and In Broad daylight too..!!! i would have thought they would have been open on Saturdays. DogsMessInLeigh
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9:34pm Sat 22 Feb 14

pendulum says...

"So can anyone tell me whats the point in having a safe containing valuables that robbers can simply cart away"

Because as long as the safe had the appropriate cash rating, the contents will be insured. Now, if you're coming through brick walls and stealing bolted down safes, you're a professional thief - it's hardly something anybody could do, so there is no "simply" about it. If professionals want something badly enough, they will unfortunately get it most of the time.
"So can anyone tell me whats the point in having a safe containing valuables that robbers can simply cart away" Because as long as the safe had the appropriate cash rating, the contents will be insured. Now, if you're coming through brick walls and stealing bolted down safes, you're a professional thief - it's hardly something anybody could do, so there is no "simply" about it. If professionals want something badly enough, they will unfortunately get it most of the time. pendulum
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11:08am Sun 23 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Inside Job ?
Inside Job ? carnmountyouknowitmakessense
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4:19pm Sun 23 Feb 14

chunkus04 says...

echo wrote: 'VIOLENT thieves tore apart a go-karting centre stealing thousands of pounds in cash during a midnight raid.' erm where was the violence?? this sentance implys that this theft was somehow aggrivated, which by the time you finnished reading the artical u realise that there was no violance used at all.. great reporting.... not
echo wrote: 'VIOLENT thieves tore apart a go-karting centre stealing thousands of pounds in cash during a midnight raid.' erm where was the violence?? this sentance implys that this theft was somehow aggrivated, which by the time you finnished reading the artical u realise that there was no violance used at all.. great reporting.... not chunkus04
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8:03pm Sun 23 Feb 14

TheEssexWay says...

Anyone with information about the break-in or who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the relevant time, contact Grays police? Ha ha, I suppose someone smashing through a brick wall wouldn't look suspicious at all? Who writes these things? Hilarious!
Anyone with information about the break-in or who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the relevant time, contact Grays police? Ha ha, I suppose someone smashing through a brick wall wouldn't look suspicious at all? Who writes these things? Hilarious! TheEssexWay
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