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Robbery at Lloyds in Ringwood

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Robbery at Lloyds TSB in Ringwood at around 9am

  • Two men on a scooter rode up behind a security guard and stole a briefcase of cash
  • Residents chased the robbers up the street but were unable to catch them.
  • The Black Honda SH300 scooter was later found abandoned at Narrow Lane in Poulner
  • Witness claims he was told £25,000 was taken by the robbers

  • Comments


    Big Mac 11:54am Fri 1 Feb 13

    Well was it a scooter or a motorbike?
    Different views from eye witnesses here. CCTV anywhere?

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    [deleted] 12:00pm Fri 1 Feb 13
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    Malcy 12:23pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    This is unbelievable, everyone near a Bank is potentially a Robber especially when a supply of money is being delivered, I'd be suspicious of the Security Guards first, this should never happen, did they inform or were they talking to much and not concentrating? I as a citizen am aware when walking anywhere to be vigilant but when responsible for money in a Vehicle and it's my livelyhood I'd put my life on it, if I was the Driver of the Security Van my eyes would be everywhere looking at the Mirrors, if necessary circle and pass the Bank of destination once/ twice to be sure of an all clear, those Scums who robbed the Guards will be laughing there Socks off, let's hope not for long

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    John T 12:38pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    'Hampshire Constabulary have said that they are confident that the duo did not have a gun during the robbery.'
    Yet, the Echo sensationalises this as its headline screams: 'Armed robbery at Lloyds in Ringwood'

    Who should we believe...the Echo or the Police?
    Plebs?!?

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    loobyloo1970 12:46pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    Malcy wrote…


    This is unbelievable, everyone near a Bank is potentially a Robber especially when a supply of money is being delivered, I'd be suspicious of the Security Guards first, this should never happen, did they inform or were they talking to much and not concentrating? I as a citizen am aware when walking anywhere to be vigilant but when responsible for money in a Vehicle and it's my livelyhood I'd put my life on it, if I was the Driver of the Security Van my eyes would be everywhere looking at the Mirrors, if necessary circle and pass the Bank of destination once/ twice to be sure of an all clear, those Scums who robbed the Guards will be laughing there Socks off, let's hope not for long

    well said

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    chrisja 12:48pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    Lol I can't believe news is so slow this non-story of 2 chavs nicking a case of money has been turned into a 'live thread' by the Echo. Pathetic.

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    Ciaran 12:56pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    John T wrote…


    'Hampshire Constabulary have said that they are confident that the duo did not have a gun during the robbery.'
    Yet, the Echo sensationalises this as its headline screams: 'Armed robbery at Lloyds in Ringwood'

    Who should we believe...the Echo or the Police?
    Plebs?!?

    You don't need to have a gun to be armed.

    It's usually a good idea to understand what you're reading before commenting on it and insulting people.

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    bosco1 1:07pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    Glad nobody was hurt in this situation.I always thought that these cases were both locked, chained to the security guards and once the case was opened being forced it would spray/cover all the bank notes with a dye to mark them and make them useless.?? I am going back a few years ago, maybe things have changed, although it seemed a good idea at the time.?!!

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    mezzi02 1:32pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    bosco1 wrote…


    Glad nobody was hurt in this situation.I always thought that these cases were both locked, chained to the security guards and once the case was opened being forced it would spray/cover all the bank notes with a dye to mark them and make them useless.?? I am going back a few years ago, maybe things have changed, although it seemed a good idea at the time.?!!

    I was just about to say the same thing!! it seems a complete lack of security to me that two people on a scooter could commit this sort of crime so easily! Surely the guards should have been more vigilant?

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    SotonLad 1:33pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    Firstly, from the info on here at the moment this sounds like a theft and not a robbery.

    Secondly, where are the Echo reports? This is pathetic. Allowing all these comments and hearsay from potential witnesses could damage or destroy and future court case. A cheap story without any actual journalism.

    VERY unprofessional of the Echo, as usual.

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    scrumpyjack 1:58pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    Malcy wrote…


    This is unbelievable, everyone near a Bank is potentially a Robber especially when a supply of money is being delivered, I'd be suspicious of the Security Guards first, this should never happen, did they inform or were they talking to much and not concentrating? I as a citizen am aware when walking anywhere to be vigilant but when responsible for money in a Vehicle and it's my livelyhood I'd put my life on it, if I was the Driver of the Security Van my eyes would be everywhere looking at the Mirrors, if necessary circle and pass the Bank of destination once/ twice to be sure of an all clear, those Scums who robbed the Guards will be laughing there Socks off, let's hope not for long

    Well done Jean Claude Van Damme.

    As a 'citizen' I feel a little safer walking the streets just knowing you're out there, some where.

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    scrumpyjack 2:04pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    loobyloo1970 wrote…


    Malcy wrote…


    This is unbelievable, everyone near a Bank is potentially a Robber especially when a supply of money is being delivered, I'd be suspicious of the Security Guards first, this should never happen, did they inform or were they talking to much and not concentrating? I as a citizen am aware when walking anywhere to be vigilant but when responsible for money in a Vehicle and it's my livelyhood I'd put my life on it, if I was the Driver of the Security Van my eyes would be everywhere looking at the Mirrors, if necessary circle and pass the Bank of destination once/ twice to be sure of an all clear, those Scums who robbed the Guards will be laughing there Socks off, let's hope not for long
    well said

    They came racing up on scooters while they the guard was walking from the van to the bank.

    Well said??????????

    I would love, just love, to see you two if confronted by two armed robbers. In fact I would pay to see it.

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    Iceman12345 4:17pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    mezzi02 wrote…


    bosco1 wrote…


    Glad nobody was hurt in this situation.I always thought that these cases were both locked, chained to the security guards and once the case was opened being forced it would spray/cover all the bank notes with a dye to mark them and make them useless.?? I am going back a few years ago, maybe things have changed, although it seemed a good idea at the time.?!!
    I was just about to say the same thing!! it seems a complete lack of security to me that two people on a scooter could commit this sort of crime so easily! Surely the guards should have been more vigilant?

    Not when the attacker comes from behind you muppet

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    John T 4:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    Ciaran wrote…


    John T wrote…


    'Hampshire Constabulary have said that they are confident that the duo did not have a gun during the robbery.'
    Yet, the Echo sensationalises this as its headline screams: 'Armed robbery at Lloyds in Ringwood'

    Who should we believe...the Echo or the Police?
    Plebs?!?
    You don't need to have a gun to be armed.

    It's usually a good idea to understand what you're reading before commenting on it and insulting people.

    Before sticking the knife in, Rumpole, where is there any evidence that the robbers were armed; apart that is from the inadmissible hearsay comment of Butcher, Mike Patterson, that: 'Someone from the bank told me that one of them was armed.'
    Then again, someone from the Bank told me in 2007 to invest all my money in bank shares. Fortunately, I took no notice of what they told me.
    I am pleased to see that the Echo have now amended their headline and deleted reference to 'Armed' Robbery.

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    Iceman12345 4:19pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    scrumpyjack wrote…


    loobyloo1970 wrote…


    Malcy wrote…


    This is unbelievable, everyone near a Bank is potentially a Robber especially when a supply of money is being delivered, I'd be suspicious of the Security Guards first, this should never happen, did they inform or were they talking to much and not concentrating? I as a citizen am aware when walking anywhere to be vigilant but when responsible for money in a Vehicle and it's my livelyhood I'd put my life on it, if I was the Driver of the Security Van my eyes would be everywhere looking at the Mirrors, if necessary circle and pass the Bank of destination once/ twice to be sure of an all clear, those Scums who robbed the Guards will be laughing there Socks off, let's hope not for long
    well said
    They came racing up on scooters while they the guard was walking from the van to the bank.

    Well said??????????

    I would love, just love, to see you two if confronted by two armed robbers. In fact I would pay to see it.

    I think malcy needs to get in the real world

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    Hessenford 4:41pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    Make a change for a bank to get turned over, its normally the customers.

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    ben12341979 10:34pm Fri 1 Feb 13

    Another pathetic story - Live updates, screen shots of google maps, tweets, pictures of all the people who reckon they saw it!! What a joke! Cheap reporters desperate to make a mountain out of a mole hill!

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    scrumpyjack 12:42am Sat 2 Feb 13

    ben12341979 wrote…


    Another pathetic story - Live updates, screen shots of google maps, tweets, pictures of all the people who reckon they saw it!! What a joke! Cheap reporters desperate to make a mountain out of a mole hill!

    To be fair that is a bit harsh, It was a robbery in a quiet town that possibly netted £25k.

    Be glad that such a thing does invoke such a response. I imagine this happens in certain parts of the UK and actually not even making the headline news,

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    SotonLad 8:40am Sat 2 Feb 13

    Firstly, from the info on here at the moment this sounds like a theft and not a robbery.

    Secondly, where are the Echo reports? This is pathetic. Allowing all these comments and hearsay from potential witnesses could damage or destroy and future court case. A cheap story without any actual journalism.

    VERY unprofessional of the Echo, as usual.

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    ben12341979 9:46am Sat 2 Feb 13

    scrumpyjack wrote…


    ben12341979 wrote…


    Another pathetic story - Live updates, screen shots of google maps, tweets, pictures of all the people who reckon they saw it!! What a joke! Cheap reporters desperate to make a mountain out of a mole hill!
    To be fair that is a bit harsh, It was a robbery in a quiet town that possibly netted £25k.

    Be glad that such a thing does invoke such a response. I imagine this happens in certain parts of the UK and actually not even making the headline news,

    Invoke such a response from who? The police or the echo? I expect there were more reporters with there phones out taking pictures than police officers dealing with it!

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    Iceman12345 11:48am Sat 2 Feb 13

    SotonLad wrote…


    Firstly, from the info on here at the moment this sounds like a theft and not a robbery.

    Secondly, where are the Echo reports? This is pathetic. Allowing all these comments and hearsay from potential witnesses could damage or destroy and future court case. A cheap story without any actual journalism.

    VERY unprofessional of the Echo, as usual.

    Think you should read this first

    Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take something of value by force or threat of force or by putting the victim in fear. At common law, robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear.[2] Precise definitions of the offence may vary between jurisdictions. Robbery differs from simple theft in its use of violence and intimidation.

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    dirty face 11:59am Sun 3 Feb 13

    1 word great

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