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Orange running shoe thief (Rousse)

I was going to run back, but the route was all uphill and sitting on the tram was a more attractive option. Once inside the carriage, I was even able to take off my orange running shoes and pop them … Continue reading

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East Claremont Street camera thief (Rousse)

Moments after I dropped our camera on the pavement on the north side of Edinburgh’s East Claremont Street, a car travelling on the other side of the road skidded across the cobbles, crashed through the railings, and tipped into the … Continue reading

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Jewellery thieves of Pitlochry (Rousse)

SC warned me about the jewellery thieves of Pitlochry. They came from out of town, armed with nothing but a strong grip. Their modus operandi was to force a victim against a wall, reach for their hands, tug off all … Continue reading

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Holiday cottage plant thieves (Rousse)

Given that they were about to start a holiday rental operation themselves, I was astonished when AH and CS lifted three or four pot plants from our cottage on changeover day. Even when I asked them to hand over the … Continue reading

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Brown Dubarry boot burglary (Rousse)

All my fears were realised when it became obvious that a sneaky thief had stolen my brown Dubarry boots in a locker room switch. I blamed L, who had left the boots under a bench overnight. It was all too … Continue reading

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Tube traveller thieves (Rousse)

We developed a new income stream: pick-pocketing London Tube passengers as they travelled up and down the escalators.

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Val McDermid in hidden class act (Rousse)

Val McDermid presented as an invited guest speaker to my undergraduate class. Unfortunately the students found it difficult to see her, hidden behind the stack of tables and chairs at the back of the classroom. I could have done with … Continue reading

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Thieving World Cup football fans (Rousse)

I was pleased that the meeting was called in Corbridge because it was an easy ride back from there to Edinburgh. I checked the old-fashioned departure board at the railway station and confirmed my plan to catch the 13:45 service … Continue reading

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Bicycle thief Mr Almond’s attack (Rousse)

Every time that we returned to our house there was further evidence of attempted break-ins. We knew that it was only a matter of time before we would come home to a crime scene. The day finally arrived when we … Continue reading

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Violence on the buses (Rousse)

ECM and I were travelling south along the east coast train line. I was heading to a conference in Kent, and she was accompanying me part of the way. It was only when ECM left the train that I realised … Continue reading

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