Some people have no shame

I mean really, some people are just scum:

A group of female thieves from the same family are believed to be responsible for at least 50 bag snatches.

Police say they target elderly women out shopping or volunteering at charity shops and churches for cash and credit cards.

One 69-year-old was even asked to get out of her car and give directions by one of the thieves, while another pinched her purse behind her back.

Police say some of the women were jailed for the same thing about four years ago.

Sergeant Scott Cunningham said they were all members of the same extended family.

One of the main offenders is in custody awaiting sentencing for theft in January and another was arrested on Thursday night as the result of a search warrant on a North Shore property. The rest are still at large.

Mr Cunningham said there appeared to be three main players based in Auckland, and several others who travelled to the city regularly to help with the snatches.

I’d love to dress up an an oldie and ambush these cows.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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