Art Hostage,London 06/07/2007 13:22:52
To obtain the information to apprehend these criminals, Police and the private sector must be prepared to pay fee's to those who take great risk. until then when you pay peanuts you get Monkey's, and art theft will continue unabated and art thieves will act with impunity.
Art Hostage,London 06/07/2007 14:36:33
An Underworld source has claimed to be able to obtain the names of the thieves targeting these Homes In Yorkshire as well as other mansions all over the UK.
This Underworld source also claims to be able to provide the next target enabling Police to be lying in wait to catch this gang red-handed.
For this service, the Underworld source requires £100,000 to be placed with a lawyer on a contingency basis, to be handed to the Underworld source if Police are successful at arresting this art crime gang.
Distasteful as this may be, what other way can Police tempt sources to reveal crucial inside information?
Some say it is a public duty to give information, the Underworld source says, when Police work for minimum wage because of the Public duty aspect of their job, informants will accept minimum wage for their information.
While this Mexican stand-off continues, householders up and down the country who have valuable artworks will continue to be targeted and robbed with impunity.
Time for Police to come down off the fence before the inevitable fatality that will occur sooner rather than later, as these Art Crime Gangs are Cocaine fueled and carry guns during the raids, mainly for bravado, but would be used to make good an escape if confronted by a householder or staff. Very very sad, but true.