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SuperGran foils jewelry store robbery

Any remember the kids book Supergran?

I was perusing one of my favourite websites when I saw this video:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ered-them.html

“The manager of Michael Jones Jewellers said he was happy that their security measures had prevented the robbery. ” I didn’t realise SuperGran was part of their security measures?

What I'd like to know is why didnt the cameraman stay where he was and film the whole scene properly using zoom instead of rushing around and ruining the take? And having done so, why did it take SuperGran legging it across the street and attacking them for 20-30 seconds, knocking two off their moped and doubling over in laughter before before anyone else or the cameraman got involved? Northampton, you should hang your heads in shame. Except for SuperGran, of course. She’s from Manchester
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Old 08.02.2011, 16:05
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Re: SuperGran foils Bank Robbery

I remember the " Super Gran" books and TV series http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Gran .

Yay! It takes a real life "SuperGran" to show how it should be done. Bless.

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Old 08.02.2011, 16:08
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Re: SuperGran foils Bank Robbery

Hoppy beat you to it

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Re: SuperGran foils Bank Robbery

Wy aye Ishaka are you a Geordie lass like?
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Re: SuperGran foils Bank Robbery

Fair play for doing it.. better then the young people who filmed it and only ran when all the action was over..

2 things the shop owner should do :

1 Hire Granny as head of security
2 Get faster shutters, as the old ones are very slow,leaving time enough to rob some more..
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Old 08.02.2011, 16:14
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Wy aye Ishaka are you a Geordie lass like?
Nope but I have strong connections to Northampton, Manchester and Liverpool "loike"
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Fair play for doing it.. better then the young people who filmed it and only ran when all the action was over..

2 things the shop owner should do :

1 Hire Granny as head of security
2 Get faster shutters, as the old ones are very slow,leaving time enough to rob some more..
I agree entirely - a reward would be appropiate at the very least. Except for the shutters bit, you can hold them open easily enough

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That's a bit of a coincidence - so do I. Wonder if I know you...
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That's a bit of a coincence - so do I. Wonder if I know you...
It's a small world indeed and I wouldn't be surprised if so . . .
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Re: SuperGran foils Bank Robbery

Banks sell Rolex these days? lol Cool granny but she did not have much to lose having lived such a long life. Looks like an amateur job by the robbers. Vespa scooter for jewellery shop robbery?
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It's a small world indeed and I wouldn't be surprised if so . . .
I must say I didn't recognise you...you look a bit more glamorous these days. Time has been good to you. What are you up to now anyway pet?

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Banks sell Rolex these days? lol Cool granny but she did not have much to lose having lived such a long life. Looks like an amateur job by the robbers. Vespa scooter for jewellery shop robbery?
Banks in Switzerland give Rolexs away.

Take it you wouldnt have had a go then. Mind you, you're probably not from manchester. You'd of probably run away from her as well, right?

I think the fact that they got caught by SuperGran straight out of a Scooby Doo scene is the first clue as to their lack of professional status in the criminal underworld. They might have gotten away with it if it wasnt for pesky her
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I agree entirely - a reward would be appropiate at the very least. Except for the shutters bit, you can hold them open easily enough
Granny should be rewarded indeed.

The shutters usualy lock/close when down on the ground, but when in motion you can still push them up.

Hence the suggestion, have a system installed that allows a normal closing speed and a rapid one, thus blocking the thief in between and leaving them with now way out.

A friend of mine has it in his jewlery shop,the one outside can be set of by the panic button, and there is a similar one inside.

Then again ,he was robbed 4 times already..wonder why he stays in business..
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Re: SuperGran foils Bank Robbery

Tomorrow's headline will be "Supergran in dock to face attempted GBH charges"

Welcome to Britain...
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Banks sell Rolex these days? lol Cool granny but she did not have much to lose having lived such a long life. Looks like an amateur job by the robbers. Vespa scooter for jewellery shop robbery?
@WSS - What's to be done with you!? (*shakes head whilst trying hard not to laugh*) .
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wonder why he stays in business..
Cos he makes lots of money, I should imagine...hence the incentive to rob him. Bit like asking footballers whose houses get burgaled why they continue to play football...

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Don't be daft

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(*shakes head whilst trying hard not to laugh*) .
Didn't there used to be a smiley for one of those? Like the laughing out of the side of your mouth one, or hiding a smile behind your hands one?
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Re: SuperGran foils Bank Robbery

Could be The italian job all over again.. Gran has big bag, while "clubbing " the young lads robbing,deposited the jewels in her bag.

Gran gets way unharmed.. masterpiece ! ( pattent pending! next year in cinemas )

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Cos he makes lots of money, I should imagine...hence the incentive to rob him.
Nah his shop is well insured
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I must say I didn't recognise you...you look a bit more glamorous these days. Time has been good to you. What are you up to now anyway pet?
Hahaha!!! If only it were me, me duck
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Hahaha!!! If only it were me, me (kfc) chicken
Fixed that for you.. hence the saying " you look like a spring chicken "
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Hahaha!!! If only it were me, me duck
Well, it sounds like you, me duck, bless...and now that I look closely, I can sort of recognise you, in a vaugue, familiar kind of way...
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Fixed that for you.. hence the saying " you look like a spring chicken "
@Joey82 - Haha! Now please quack off ... jus' jokin Bro
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@Joey82 - Haha! Now please quack off ... jus' jokin Bro


On Topic, at 30 sec.into the movie, gran is bending over, was she hit or just catching her breath?

White van also nearly mowed a moped or 2 of the street, missed them by split second..
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