The Metropolitan Police said they would not be acting on potentially vital evidence contained in a mobile phone video of last week’s £40m armed robbery at a London jewellers due, to its low production values and shoddy camera work.
‘On receiving a review copy of the video, several of my officers walked out halfway through the screening, and I can’t say I blame them,’ said Detective Chief Inspector David Striver, ‘The camera’s pointing at the witness’s feet most of the time, he does that very hackneyed running whilst recording thing, and did you see his fingers over the lens? Amateurish.’
The Police are now advising that the public, rather than just filming absconding criminals, actually try and apprehend them and complete a citizen’s arrest. ‘That way they’ll have time to do make-up and some retakes’, explained DCI Striver, ‘a little professionalism can go a long way you know’.