A police source said: 'While it is always welcome when acts of bravery are successful there is always the possibility that they will go wrong and we urge people to call the police immediately to deal with these type of situations.'
I think it's terrible, two young people doing their own thing and a some old guy comes up and RIPS his balaklava off his head obviously infringing on his human rights, the poor lad was so shocked at the assault that he and his friend ran from the crazed poppy weilding - probably ex special forces - pensioner. People that old should be put in homes.
From: Leanne Corneille [mailto:L.Corneille@richmond.gov.uk]
Sent: 31 October 2008 16:54
Subject: RE: pensioner foils raid on jewellery shop
Thank you for your email.
Do you have any name or contact details of the gentleman?
If we have these I am sure we can try to help. Going as far as the Award, this will be a decision for the Palace and not for us at York House.
We can try to point this in the right direction if we have a name and contact details.