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Kindly pass on the following information to others in your contact so that they too can remain alert and avoid being victims of unscrupulous and often violent gang members.
Information regarding burglary targeting homes owned by Nepalese people living in UK have been doing rounds of late, where either women or even Nepalese bhanjas knock on the door. When the front door is opened, other accomplices suddenly rush inside to loot the house of its valuable contents and in one instance, attacked the resident Mama.
Also, we have been informed that mainly around London, Nepalese womenfolk (especially the elderly) are being approached by unknown, headscarf wearing women often working in pairs who at first pretend to ask for directions. Then, they ask if he/she is Filipino or Malaysian. If our women answer that they are Nepalese, then the women start calling our elderly women ‘mum’ and offer them gifts of gold jewellery for ‘mum’s birthday’.
Even if the offer is declined, the women force the fake gold jewellery onto the victim and deceitfully take off any real gold jewellery e.g. earrings, necklace, bangles no matter how small it maybe, and make off in a waiting vehicle. It is suspected that the women are tipped off beforehand by fellow gang members pretending to be waiting at bus stops in Nepalese residential areas. The gang members are also thought to be very bold in that these crimes were committed in full view of nearby CCTV cameras.
The above crimes which have left the Nepalese victims shocked, upset and terrified have been reported to the police, but many others have since come forward during community member discussions to claim their confusion and distress at being suddenly approached by unknown women in pairs wanting to force onto them gold gifts at bus stops, shopping areas and parks. Some mentioned that as soon as they said ‘help!’ or their husbands/sons came into view, the women would scurry away immediately.
The incidents give out some loud and clear messages:
DO INSURE ANY VALUABLES.
DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS.
DO SHOUT OUT FOR HELP IF YOU FEEL INTIMIDATED.
ALSO, DESPITE OUR CULTURAL NORMS, DUE TO THE CURRENT NATURE AND SPATE OF CRIMES, DO TRY TO AVOID WEARING JEWELLERY UNNECESSARILY NO MATTER ITS ATTACHED SENTIMENTAL VALUES TO YOU AS THE CULPRITS ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN TAKING IT OFF YOU SOONEST.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, IF YOU HAPPEN TO BECOME AN UNFORTUNATE VICTIM OF CRIME, DO REPORT IT TO THE POLICE AND YOUR LOCAL NEPALESE COMMUNITY COMIITTEE MEMBERS AS THEY CAN THEN ALERT THE WHOLE COMMUNITY AND TAKE FURTHER STEPS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE POLICE AND OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES.
-Wishing you safety and happiness,
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