A driver was threatened at knifepoint by a group of men who tried to steal his car in Dawlish on Tuesday night.
The incident happened on Elm Grove Road near the junctions of Gatehouse Rise and Goodridge Close at 10.45pm.
I'll give the police 5 stars for trying to find these scumbags as I watched the police chopper whizzing backwards and forwards over the new shanty town next to the woods for a considerable amount of time.
The description of these low lifes certainly points to going prepared considering dark clothes and faces covered, oh! and the knife...nearly forgot that one.
The issue is not with the arrest of this filth, but the sentences, if any, imposed when the slime is caught. Invariably sex and age dependant sentencing if you get my drift. Just read a few national papers to see what I am inferring to.
This type of crime is invariably seen as someone stealing someone's car, but there is much more to it than that as for most it is the only way to and from work, it causes a hike in you premiums, emotional stress for the victim, etc, etc. Not to mention they came tooled up with a knife as well.Aggravated assault!
If caught I would throw them in a deep quarry for a couple of years and just throw leftovers down to them for their term. They would certainly think twice about doing it again.
I wait with interest if they catch the people to see if they're local. Chippy Chaps has also posted CCTV footage of people trying to break into their establishment, wondering if it's related as has Rock and Sole.