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Cricket club thief - update
« on: May 17, 2014, 08:34:25 AM »

Cricket club thief spotted at Battersea last weekend  be vigilant! 20-30, of Afro-Carib origin, Skinny, average height. Fakes interest.

This is the 5th appearance of him to our knowledge, at least 3 times he got away with money, phones and a car.


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Re: Cricket club thief - update
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 08:37:18 AM »

What just turns up to games acting like a spectator and rips people off? What a low life!
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Re: Cricket club thief - update
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 08:42:01 AM »


What just turns up to games acting like a spectator and rips people off? What a low life!

They normally approach the club about nets, make themselves available for the Sunday. Then turn up on the Saturday and are extremely helpful with drinks, teas, groundwork etc. then they either offer to look after valuables or are aware of where they are and while in the field he disappears with the lot.

The last club he did, all valuables were placed in the boot of someone's car. He was in and around the changing room the whole time, stole the keys and the car with everything in it


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Re: Cricket club thief - update
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 08:42:13 AM »

A car!

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Re: Cricket club thief - update
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 08:43:07 AM »

My watch and wallet are staying at home till this is over. We have offered some members a tab at the bar so that less cash is brought to the club


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Re: Cricket club thief - update
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 08:47:56 AM »

You wana offer him the fat end of a cricket bat the next time he appears at a game
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Re: Cricket club thief - update
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2014, 08:52:45 AM »

Shocking! Thats terrible hey some people are just scumbags!
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2014, 09:01:20 AM »

I got my whole bag nicked once, since then I take enough for a couple of soft drinks at the bar afterwards (I drive) my match fee and that is it. No watch or wallet. I lock my phone in my car. If they want to take 10 and my kit then ok but losing your wallet is a ball ache getting everything replaced/cancelled
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Re: Cricket club thief - update
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2014, 09:05:08 AM »

He or someone like him was operating last year. A few clubs in south east London and north Kent got done over. All valuables and car keys are now given to an umpire.

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Re: Cricket club thief - update
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2014, 09:10:09 AM »

This really angers me!

He apparently cleaned a changing room out of everything but bank cards and took a Mercedes.

People didn't cancel their cards and he'd wrote the numbers down!!

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Re: Cricket club thief - update
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2014, 10:12:42 AM »

I have been promoting PayPal as am alternative to money at our club.

Set up a club email that the treasurer has. Then most people can pay via their phone.

We keep valuables in the club safe during games.

Anything left in your kit bag is your own fault as there are several secure options.
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Re: Cricket club thief - update
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2014, 10:14:12 AM »

I have been promoting PayPal as am alternative to money at our club.

Set up a club email that the treasurer has. Then most people can pay via their phone.

We keep valuables in the club safe during games.

Anything left in your kit bag is your own fault as there are several secure options.

I looked into doing that, but Paypal wants to take a massive cut of all transactions and with a small club like ours we couldn't really afford it.
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Re: Cricket club thief - update
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2014, 10:30:44 AM »

This is shocking  :o  :o. Its gonna make me think twice about what I take with me from now on
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2014, 10:32:39 AM »


I looked into doing that, but Paypal wants to take a massive cut of all transactions and with a small club like ours we couldn't really afford it.

Don't do it officially, just set up a hotmail account and get everyone to gift it.

Works ok for us so far.
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Re: Cricket club thief - update
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2014, 11:11:46 AM »

Don't do it officially, just set up a hotmail account and get everyone to gift it.

Works ok for us so far.

Ah, great idea!
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