• Short Summary

    A device which can be attached to a cash bag to discourage attacks on street tradesmen and cash collectors was demonstrated in Liverpool on Thursday (8 February).

  • Description

    A device which can be attached to a cash bag to discourage attacks on street tradesmen and cash collectors was demonstrated in Liverpool on Thursday (8 February).

    Milkmen and rent collectors have been favourite targets for robbery and an advantage of the device is that it can be fitted to an ordinary collection bag.

    A six-inch-long smoke-grenade is clipped to a unit in the bag and attached to the collector's wrist by a chain. If the bag is snatched, the grenade explodes, giving off a cloud of smoke and spraying the attacker and the money with orange dye.

    The device, which costs about GBP6 sterling (US $14) to fit, was demonstrated to police and local firms involved in door to door cash collection. One Liverpool dairy firm has had eight of its milkmen robbed in the past few months, losing more than GBP700 in cash. Its 50 milkmen have now been equipped with the device.

    SYNOPSIS: A new device to help protect street tradesmen and cash collectors from attack and robbery was demonstrated in Liverpool on Thursday.

    Tradesmen such as milkmen and rent collectors have been favourite targets for robbers in Britain.

    When the cash bag is grabbed, a smoke grenade explodes, giving off clouds of smoke and spraying the attacker and money with orange dye. A local dairy which has had eight of its milkmen robbed in recent months has equipped all its delivery men with the device.

    A six-inch-long smoke grenade is clipped to a unit inside the bag and attached to the collector's wrist by a chain. An advantage of the device is that it can be fitted to an ordinary cash bag. The device, costing six pounds sterling, was demonstrated to police and local firms.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA951Z1XHRCQU80GRPNAFGALKTC
    Media URN:
    VLVA951Z1XHRCQU80GRPNAFGALKTC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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