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  2-Nov-12, 14:35   #1
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In 2011 a private home game in Heysham(Lancashire) was the target of a raid in which the group of robbers posed as pizza delivery men before assaulting the game's host and entering the house.

Once inside, the masked raiders stole £2,000 and a selection of mobile phones from the players. The five thieves were later caught and this week, they were all handed a prison sentence by Preston Crown Court.

Each member of the gang will serve at least five years in prison, with the longest sentence stretching to eight-and-a-half years.

  2-Nov-12, 14:52   #2
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Finally they get what they deserved really and from what i understand they created more panic than a real theft...

In a way is good to find out that sooner or later all that broke the law will get a sentence.

  3-Nov-12, 09:21   #3

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Home invasion is a very serious offence, so it is good to see that they were caught and are going to jail. The players were playing some fairly serious stakes, so word probably leaked out and the thieves thought that it would be some easy money. I guess that's why nobody has bothered trying to rob the home games I play at, where the pot is rarely bigger than $150!

  3-Nov-12, 12:12   #4

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I don't know why people would do some of the things they do for money, but I guess I've been fortunate to have always had the opportunity to work for a living. I've been robbed at gunpoint three (3) times and that's a lot. Once in downtown Seattle and they got $70.00, twicw in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Tehy got a $100.00 outside a liquor store and the other they took my gold wedding band. That's the one that bothers me the most. No one ever got caught.

Glad these people got what they deserve.

  3-Nov-12, 16:28   #5

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This was in UK... it's too bad that doesn't happen in USA, China, Irak or something... They deserve to be shot!

  3-Nov-12, 16:34   #6
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Location: United Kingdom
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i must say Greennohave,to be robbed at gunpoint 3 times is hell of a unlucky,just glad you weren't harmed in any of them,we're pretty lucky in that respect as our gun laws are more stringent than we don't have so much gun crime over here.
pretty bad that the robbers took your wedding ring,that's something you can't really replace Sad

and you're right they deserve all they in jail time.

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