Alleged Petts Wood car thieves ran into Bromley police station in 'none too bright' escape bid

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

TWO alleged car thieves have been arrested after running into Bromley police station whilst trying to escape officers who were chasing them.

Police spotted a car which had earlier been reported stolen from Petts Wood on Friday evening, being driven in Mottingham at around 2.45am on Saturday.

The vehicle failed to stop for police and was pursued into the Bromley South area where it turned into an unnamed dead-end slip road which leads to Waitrose by Bromley police station.

In an attempt to flee from officers, the occupants got out the car and ran into the station's front office where they were immediately arrested.

A 17-year-old boy from Mottingham and a 14-year-old boy from Lewisham have been charged with theft of a motor vehicle and various driving offences.

They have been bailed and are due to appear at Bromley Youth Court on December 4.

On Monday morning Bromley police’s Twitter feed posted a message about the incident on the social networking site, using the hashtag “nonetoobright”, which was retweeted 52 times.

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2:05pm Tue 27 Nov 12

madras says...

priceless!
priceless! madras
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2:05pm Tue 27 Nov 12

madras says...

and well done to the police for spotting / pursuing / catching them
and well done to the police for spotting / pursuing / catching them madras
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2:07pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Marty1979 says...

Not the brightest

But I expect they'll claim they were "fitted up"
Not the brightest But I expect they'll claim they were "fitted up" Marty1979
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2:16pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

Dumb and Dumber strike again!
Dumb and Dumber strike again! Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott
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2:56pm Tue 27 Nov 12

plasticfantastic says...

There must be more to this story. Can anyone really be that stupid. It has big letters METROPOLITAN POLICE outside!!!
There must be more to this story. Can anyone really be that stupid. It has big letters METROPOLITAN POLICE outside!!! plasticfantastic
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3:31pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

plasticfantastic wrote:
There must be more to this story. Can anyone really be that stupid. It has big letters METROPOLITAN POLICE outside!!!
Two words back this story up:

1. Mottingham

2. Lewisham

'Dyslexia' is quite common and sociably acceptable in the youth of both areas.

I blame the parents.
[quote][p][bold]plasticfantastic[/bold] wrote: There must be more to this story. Can anyone really be that stupid. It has big letters METROPOLITAN POLICE outside!!![/p][/quote]Two words back this story up: 1. Mottingham 2. Lewisham 'Dyslexia' is quite common and sociably acceptable in the youth of both areas. I blame the parents. Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott
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3:54pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Marty1979 says...

But when it goes to court, what will happen?

"Don't do it again"
But when it goes to court, what will happen? "Don't do it again" Marty1979
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4:18pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

Marty1979 wrote:
But when it goes to court, what will happen?

"Don't do it again"
Exactly.
[quote][p][bold]Marty1979[/bold] wrote: But when it goes to court, what will happen? "Don't do it again"[/p][/quote]Exactly. Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott
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4:40pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Tip-Top says...

Agree with what’s been posted already. Stupid!

From their prospective, it could have been a double bluff, in that they thought that hiding in the building may have made the officers think they may have ran past….hoping that the officers thought “no-way they would have ran in there” (this is on the premise that the officers giving chase, were not that close behind them….and that I don’t know where Waitrose and the Police station is)!
Agree with what’s been posted already. Stupid! From their prospective, it could have been a double bluff, in that they thought that hiding in the building may have made the officers think they may have ran past….hoping that the officers thought “no-way they would have ran in there” (this is on the premise that the officers giving chase, were not that close behind them….and that I don’t know where Waitrose and the Police station is)! Tip-Top
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5:08pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Gypo.Joe says...

Obviously a sat nav malfunction my dear Watson.
Obviously a sat nav malfunction my dear Watson. Gypo.Joe
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5:58pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Obviously a sat nav malfunction my dear Watson.
Yes. It's elementary, Joe.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Obviously a sat nav malfunction my dear Watson.[/p][/quote]Yes. It's elementary, Joe. Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott
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6:05pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Gypo.Joe says...

Well it is to us Lord Piggott. Old skool like innit. Proper geezers.
Well it is to us Lord Piggott. Old skool like innit. Proper geezers. Gypo.Joe
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6:25pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Well it is to us Lord Piggott. Old skool like innit. Proper geezers.
We know our times tables, Joe.

For instance: If a church roof has 300 lead tiles on the stretch and 40 on the drop, how much would they make once they are melted down at today's scrap.

It's basic stuff, ain't it, boi?
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Well it is to us Lord Piggott. Old skool like innit. Proper geezers.[/p][/quote]We know our times tables, Joe. For instance: If a church roof has 300 lead tiles on the stretch and 40 on the drop, how much would they make once they are melted down at today's scrap. It's basic stuff, ain't it, boi? Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott
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10:12pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Have your say says...

Tip-top what planet you from??
Tip-top what planet you from?? Have your say
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8:35am Wed 28 Nov 12

Tip-Top says...

Have your say wrote:
Tip-top what planet you from??
Ask that "outandabout"...she seems to know a few things about me!

......re my comment, I'm a nutter, simple as, but having spoken with a few OB in the past, they are pretty dense.....like most professions, you do get the odd few that let everyone else down, but the local constabulary seem to have more than their fair share in that department.
[quote][p][bold]Have your say[/bold] wrote: Tip-top what planet you from??[/p][/quote]Ask that "outandabout"...she seems to know a few things about me! ......re my comment, I'm a nutter, simple as, but having spoken with a few OB in the past, they are pretty dense.....like most professions, you do get the odd few that let everyone else down, but the local constabulary seem to have more than their fair share in that department. Tip-Top
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3:00pm Wed 28 Nov 12

PaulErith says...

Suprised we haven't had any of the "They're lovely kids really. Just have nothing to do" brigade on here yet!
Suprised we haven't had any of the "They're lovely kids really. Just have nothing to do" brigade on here yet! PaulErith
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3:27pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Marty1979 says...

Like I said, they were fitted up

Must be someone else's fault
Like I said, they were fitted up Must be someone else's fault Marty1979
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