Mugged on a Monday

A week ago today a large fat man squashed me against the cash machine outside a nearby mini-Sainsbury’s in Chalk Farm and tried to nab my bank card.  Not sure what I said to him, I was shaken, but hopefully something stronger than “Get off me, fat crim!” before I elbowed him off me.  Luckily he wasn’t an expert mugger, and he didn’t get my card. Went into Sainsbury’s followed by a young man and an older woman.  “Are you all right?” asked the young man.  “I’ve been watching that man, and you’re the third person he’s hassled.”  Before I could ask him why he hadn’t called the cops, the older woman gripped me tightly, also saying “Are you all right?” – and I swear she tried to get into my handbag before I shook her off.  By this time I was suspicious of everyone.  Sainsbury’s staff refused to call the cops.  “We’ve been told by Head Office we mustn’t get involved – it’s up to you to call them.”  This despite the ‘Sainsbury’s Bank’ sign above the cashpoint, and the fact that they (should) have CCTV of the incident.  I felt my card had been compromised, and cancelled it.  A couple of days later after calling 101, I found two burly and seedy characters lurking in my front yard.  After checking their police ID I let them in and told them what had happened. The largest of the two tutted sympathetically, “Cashpoints on the street?  Never use ’em.  Far too dangerous.”

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One Response to Mugged on a Monday

  1. ron mcmillan says:

    Aside from your fattist comments, Ms Sally, I think you done good. Maybe you ought to go to the ATM and put up a sign every morning:

    PLEASE DON’T GET MUGGED HERE
    SAINSBURY’S CANNOT CALL THE POLICE
    WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE

    I think by the second time you put up your poster, Sainsbury’s might have found the number to the local police station – and dobbed you in

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