NEWS FROM ENGLAND:
The Daily Telegraph, London, August 29, 2015, p. 7.
Unladylike walk foils burglars in burkas
By Isabelle Fraser
TWO men dressed in burkas who held up a pawnbrokers were exposed after passers-by realised “they didn’t walk like women”.
Michael Lindo, 34, and Aaron Dumitz, 34, have been jailed for a total of 20 years after threatening two female staff with an imitation firearm.
Witnesses alerted police to the pair when they noticed them walking suspiciously. Officers tackled the men as they fled, despite not being armed. The robbers forced the staff to access the safe in the pawn shop as they were preparing to open the shop for the day.
They made off with £44,000 of jewellery and £10,000 in cash from the shop in Brixton, south London.
The police officers who chased and caught the men were praised for their bravery in confronting them, despite not knowing the gun was false……………….(curtailed).
FOLLOWING LETTER WAS SENT TO THE EDITOR:
I refer to the news item, “Unladylike walk foils burglars in burkas,” The Daily Telegraph dated 29 August 2015, P. 7, and wonder if it is not time to ban burka.
It is not the first time in this country that the criminals have used this method to escape during and after committing crime. Burka is not mandatory in real Islam that grants equality to women. Furthermore, it is not worn by all Muslim women in the world.