Cardboard copper stolen from supermarket
A cardboard policeman used as a crime prevention aid in a Yorkshire supermarket has been stolen.
The 6ft life-size cut-out, named PC Bobb, was placed in a Sainsbury's Local store in Shafton, Barnsley, to deter shoplifters.
But it has now been stolene and photos of it have been posted on social networking sites, including appearing at several house parties.
A Sainsbury's spokesman said: "It is bizarre that someone would want to steal our cardboard copper PC Bobb. We'd got used to having him being around and hope he is returned in one piece."
The props have been placed in the windows of stores around Barnsley as a crime prevention measure.
Forces had argued the cut-outs would boost public confidence, deter criminals and make the police more 'approachable'.
what do you think?
ok who has stolene this? or should that be stolen? Forces had argued the cut-outs would boost public confidence, deter criminals and make the police more 'approachable'. definately more approachable and definately more nickable!!!!
Kind of defeated the object hasnt it?
IT WAS MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE and I ain't giving it back :D
Lol. This idea has been tried out all over the world. It works for a few weeks then becomes a running joke with the figures being draped in female undergarments and lads having photos taken with it.
You'll never take me alive copper!
police have arrested a man trying to weigh the copper in at a local scrap merchants