Bushey bank robbery: police hunting suspect

Watford Observer: Bushey bank robbery: police hunting suspect Bushey bank robbery: police hunting suspect

UPDATE: Police release description of man following bank robbery

Police are currently searching for an man after a bank in Bushey was robbed.

The incident took place at Barclays Bank in High Street at about 4.30pm today. Police were called after reports a male had walked in and demanded staff to hand over money.

Money was handed over and the man then ran away. Hertfordshire police are currently looking for the man.

At the moment, the police do not believe any weapons were used. No one was injured.

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6:00pm Mon 28 Apr 14

The Rover says...

A man? Hardly narrows it down does it?
A man? Hardly narrows it down does it? The Rover
  • Score: 5

6:20pm Mon 28 Apr 14

phil mitchel says...

It's worse than that Rover, 'man went into Barclays Bank and asked for money' perhaps he was a director collecting his bonus !
It's worse than that Rover, 'man went into Barclays Bank and asked for money' perhaps he was a director collecting his bonus ! phil mitchel
  • Score: 11

10:13pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Stewbyhorn1 says...

I saw a man today in Bushey High Street
I saw a man today in Bushey High Street Stewbyhorn1
  • Score: 11

10:29pm Mon 28 Apr 14

E.Coli says...

was it Ed Millipede that in the paper last week ?
was it Ed Millipede that in the paper last week ? E.Coli
  • Score: 2

12:56am Tue 29 Apr 14

LSC says...

I suppose this means the cashpoint will be out again tomorrow. They don't normally need an 'incident' for that. Just an East Wind, or light drizzle.

More seriously, the chemist was done in broad daylight not long ago, now the bank.
Wild, crazy, suggestion: why not have the odd copper in Bushey?
I see LOTS of traffic wardens earning money for the Council, but so few police. Or, of course firemen, now. Or paramedics; I waited over an hour for one of those while a man almost bled to death the other week.
It is about time Hertfordshire got their act together on what Bushey needs and wants.

Yes, the traffic wardens do a good job according to the law; if people didn't park stupidly or take the mickey on times they wouldn't even have a job to enforce those laws.

But this is bank robbery. In broad daylight, in Bushey High Street, and the report doesn't make it sound like it was some 'Sarf London Firm muscleing in on the local action', to quote the Sweeney.

Sounds like some bloke fancied his chances an knew he wouldn't be caught.
I suppose this means the cashpoint will be out again tomorrow. They don't normally need an 'incident' for that. Just an East Wind, or light drizzle. More seriously, the chemist was done in broad daylight not long ago, now the bank. Wild, crazy, suggestion: why not have the odd copper in Bushey? I see LOTS of traffic wardens earning money for the Council, but so few police. Or, of course firemen, now. Or paramedics; I waited over an hour for one of those while a man almost bled to death the other week. It is about time Hertfordshire got their act together on what Bushey needs and wants. Yes, the traffic wardens do a good job according to the law; if people didn't park stupidly or take the mickey on times they wouldn't even have a job to enforce those laws. But this is bank robbery. In broad daylight, in Bushey High Street, and the report doesn't make it sound like it was some 'Sarf London Firm muscleing in on the local action', to quote the Sweeney. Sounds like some bloke fancied his chances an knew he wouldn't be caught. LSC
  • Score: 6

8:52am Tue 29 Apr 14

Bobcat40 says...

Council tax has been frozen for 5 years. Poor or non existent public services. Could there be a link? Happy to pay more tax LSC?
Council tax has been frozen for 5 years. Poor or non existent public services. Could there be a link? Happy to pay more tax LSC? Bobcat40
  • Score: 1

10:43am Tue 29 Apr 14

Supreme Defender says...

that's not a robbery lol they just handed over the money wow at least put up a fight. I can just walk in and say 'give me the money'
that's not a robbery lol they just handed over the money wow at least put up a fight. I can just walk in and say 'give me the money' Supreme Defender
  • Score: 0

10:45am Tue 29 Apr 14

Supreme Defender says...

That's not a robbery, anyone can just walk in and demand money, funny how the staff didn't put up a fight, he wasn't armed or anything.
That's not a robbery, anyone can just walk in and demand money, funny how the staff didn't put up a fight, he wasn't armed or anything. Supreme Defender
  • Score: 1

11:52am Tue 29 Apr 14

garston tony says...

Bobcat40 wrote:
Council tax has been frozen for 5 years. Poor or non existent public services. Could there be a link? Happy to pay more tax LSC?
And isnt that the crux of the matter.

Some people would be willing to pay more taxes, possibly the vast majority wouldnt. Especially as they are being squeezed thanks to an economic downturn.

So the authorities are stuffed either way, people will be unhappy if you tax them more to pay for the services they want but the same people will be unhappy if you have to reduce services because you're not taxing them enougth to pay for what they want.
[quote][p][bold]Bobcat40[/bold] wrote: Council tax has been frozen for 5 years. Poor or non existent public services. Could there be a link? Happy to pay more tax LSC?[/p][/quote]And isnt that the crux of the matter. Some people would be willing to pay more taxes, possibly the vast majority wouldnt. Especially as they are being squeezed thanks to an economic downturn. So the authorities are stuffed either way, people will be unhappy if you tax them more to pay for the services they want but the same people will be unhappy if you have to reduce services because you're not taxing them enougth to pay for what they want. garston tony
  • Score: 2

1:25pm Tue 29 Apr 14

LSC says...

Bobcat40 wrote:
Council tax has been frozen for 5 years. Poor or non existent public services. Could there be a link? Happy to pay more tax LSC?
Not really, but I'd like the tax I do pay to be used more wisely.
I know there are different 'pots' and budgets, but the bridge over the pond is tax money. The 20mph zones and all the consultants and feasabilty studies that go with them are tax money.
Stop the silly projects and deliver the basic goods, well.
That is my message.
[quote][p][bold]Bobcat40[/bold] wrote: Council tax has been frozen for 5 years. Poor or non existent public services. Could there be a link? Happy to pay more tax LSC?[/p][/quote]Not really, but I'd like the tax I do pay to be used more wisely. I know there are different 'pots' and budgets, but the bridge over the pond is tax money. The 20mph zones and all the consultants and feasabilty studies that go with them are tax money. Stop the silly projects and deliver the basic goods, well. That is my message. LSC
  • Score: 0

2:07pm Tue 29 Apr 14

garston tony says...

LSC wrote:
Bobcat40 wrote: Council tax has been frozen for 5 years. Poor or non existent public services. Could there be a link? Happy to pay more tax LSC?
Not really, but I'd like the tax I do pay to be used more wisely. I know there are different 'pots' and budgets, but the bridge over the pond is tax money. The 20mph zones and all the consultants and feasabilty studies that go with them are tax money. Stop the silly projects and deliver the basic goods, well. That is my message.
The problem is that for other people the 20mph zones etc are a good and necessary thing. What's one persons waste of money is another persons vital expenditure.

As to the bridge, is that tax money? Doesnt the money come from the 'fee' that developers have to pay as part of getting planning permission? Not that I am saying I'm for the bridge, but studies have shown improving the look/feel of a town can have a positive impact on the residents and people that work there which has knock on savings in the NHS for instance and even policing etc.

Sometimes things have to be looked at in a broader context
[quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobcat40[/bold] wrote: Council tax has been frozen for 5 years. Poor or non existent public services. Could there be a link? Happy to pay more tax LSC?[/p][/quote]Not really, but I'd like the tax I do pay to be used more wisely. I know there are different 'pots' and budgets, but the bridge over the pond is tax money. The 20mph zones and all the consultants and feasabilty studies that go with them are tax money. Stop the silly projects and deliver the basic goods, well. That is my message.[/p][/quote]The problem is that for other people the 20mph zones etc are a good and necessary thing. What's one persons waste of money is another persons vital expenditure. As to the bridge, is that tax money? Doesnt the money come from the 'fee' that developers have to pay as part of getting planning permission? Not that I am saying I'm for the bridge, but studies have shown improving the look/feel of a town can have a positive impact on the residents and people that work there which has knock on savings in the NHS for instance and even policing etc. Sometimes things have to be looked at in a broader context garston tony
  • Score: 1

2:34pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Andrew1963 says...

The bridge over Watford pond is paid from the money paid to Watford Council for its housing stock, following the creation of Watford Community Housing Trust. So yes it is council money, but not money from Council Tax payers or central government grants. As the Housing Trust had to take out a loan, (to be repaid through rents over 25+ years), I suppose you could stretch the point and say it was public money from social housing tenants. Which could have been spent building new social housing. But that was up to Watford Council what it spent the capital receipt pond bridges, new build house to rent, new pavements, swimming pools or whatever
The bridge over Watford pond is paid from the money paid to Watford Council for its housing stock, following the creation of Watford Community Housing Trust. So yes it is council money, but not money from Council Tax payers or central government grants. As the Housing Trust had to take out a loan, (to be repaid through rents over 25+ years), I suppose you could stretch the point and say it was public money from social housing tenants. Which could have been spent building new social housing. But that was up to Watford Council what it spent the capital receipt pond bridges, new build house to rent, new pavements, swimming pools or whatever Andrew1963
  • Score: 1

3:21pm Tue 29 Apr 14

The Rover says...

Andrew1963 wrote:
The bridge over Watford pond is paid from the money paid to Watford Council for its housing stock, following the creation of Watford Community Housing Trust. So yes it is council money, but not money from Council Tax payers or central government grants. As the Housing Trust had to take out a loan, (to be repaid through rents over 25+ years), I suppose you could stretch the point and say it was public money from social housing tenants. Which could have been spent building new social housing. But that was up to Watford Council what it spent the capital receipt pond bridges, new build house to rent, new pavements, swimming pools or whatever
Everyone will have differing opinions on where money should be spent, but this was just a bridge too far.
[quote][p][bold]Andrew1963[/bold] wrote: The bridge over Watford pond is paid from the money paid to Watford Council for its housing stock, following the creation of Watford Community Housing Trust. So yes it is council money, but not money from Council Tax payers or central government grants. As the Housing Trust had to take out a loan, (to be repaid through rents over 25+ years), I suppose you could stretch the point and say it was public money from social housing tenants. Which could have been spent building new social housing. But that was up to Watford Council what it spent the capital receipt pond bridges, new build house to rent, new pavements, swimming pools or whatever[/p][/quote]Everyone will have differing opinions on where money should be spent, but this was just a bridge too far. The Rover
  • Score: 3

3:38pm Tue 29 Apr 14

LSC says...

I hear what you both say. But I'm a simple man and am happy with simple things.
I pay income tax, VAT, National Insurance, Council Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, Stamp Duty, fuel duty, alcohol duty and tobacco duty. It adds up to a lot over the years.
In return, I'd like some toerag to be a little too frightened to rob my local bank by just walking in and asking politely for the money. I want him scared of being caught. I want him scared of the sentence he might get if he IS caught.

Just one Barclay executive's bonus would have paid for a system where steel shutters came down and the door was locked. Yes, he might take another customer hostage if this happened, but he'd never get away.
I hear what you both say. But I'm a simple man and am happy with simple things. I pay income tax, VAT, National Insurance, Council Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, Stamp Duty, fuel duty, alcohol duty and tobacco duty. It adds up to a lot over the years. In return, I'd like some toerag to be a little too frightened to rob my local bank by just walking in and asking politely for the money. I want him scared of being caught. I want him scared of the sentence he might get if he IS caught. Just one Barclay executive's bonus would have paid for a system where steel shutters came down and the door was locked. Yes, he might take another customer hostage if this happened, but he'd never get away. LSC
  • Score: 2

9:52pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Popeonarope says...

Sparrows Herne Police Station shut down and a rise in crime in Bushey... coincidence?
Sparrows Herne Police Station shut down and a rise in crime in Bushey... coincidence? Popeonarope
  • Score: 0

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