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(News) Dwarf crime a 'growing problem'

No, I shouldn't laugh. It;s obviously a very serious issue.

No, it's not helping. I can't keep a straight face when I imagine this. Sorry...


Thieves are robbing long-distance coaches by sneaking dwarves into the luggage holds in sports bags.

Once inside, they slip out from their hiding places to rifle through the belongings of unsuspecting travellers.

Then they take their loot back to their hiding place and wait to be collected by another gang member when the coach reaches its destination, reports The Sun.

They have stolen thousands of pounds in cash, gems and other valuables in recent months.

Swebus, which ferries thousands of Brits across Sweden, has been among coach firms targeted.

A spokesman said: "We have had reports about several thefts by dwarves on the stretch between Vasteras and Stockholm.

"We're thinking of installing video cameras."

A Stockholm Police spokesman said: "We are looking at our records to identify criminals of limited stature."



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Feb. 22nd, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
"We are looking at our records to identify criminals of limited stature."


How innovative! It sounds like a dodgy heist movie!
Feb. 22nd, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
I shouldn't laugh but I am. What briliance!

Edited at 2008-02-22 05:50 pm (UTC)
Feb. 22nd, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Back around 1992, there was a RAM famine. 1Mb sticks were worth about £50-80 each.

Some enterprising Fagins came up with a new crime caper:

1. Recruit a kid aged under 12 (age of criminal responsibility)

2. Print up stamped, self-addressed envelopes with typed labels, directed to yourself.

3. Insert kid plus screwdriver into an office after office hours (via a window).

4. Kid does round of PCs, removing all but one SIMM from each machine and putting the looted memory into envelopes. (Machines left in a condition where they will will boot, but will run slowly. Each envelope is worth £200-500 on the second-hand market.)

5. After field-stripping a few dozen PCs of their most valuable component, kid walks out past the security guard. Guard can't touch them; cops can't touch them.

6. In the morning, the post goes out -- then, a while later, complaints start flooding tech support ("why is my PC so slow today? do I have a virus or something?").
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