Cambridge robbery victim bemoans younger thieves lack of fitness
Stevens was sat in his car when a hooded robber opened the rear door and nicked his computer. Steve, 34, and a keen runner, gave chase. He was surprised to find that it took him just 225 metres to catch up with the villain.
“I was appalled by how unfit this guy was. I thought it would take a lot longer to catch up with him. If you are going to go into the snatch-and-run business at least try and get fit or at least play to your strengths and go for something less energetic.”
Like credit card fraud, for instance, or banking.
“I chased him, hoping my stamina would lead him to tire and eventually I’d catch him. Despite his obvious age advantage and a good long head start, it was obvious I was going to catch him. He dropped my laptop and carried on running away. I took the bait and picked up my laptop rather than catching him and beating him to a pulp, which in many ways would have been more satisfying. It was such a lousy performance on the thief’s part and it made me worried about the fitness of youngsters.”
Fingers crossed the Olympics experience inspires the country’s perps to get in shape.
But before that they need the right gear. To JD Sports! It shuts at 7pm. See you there at 8-ish!