“Best leave your handbag at home”, the advice I had to pass on from a lady who recently had her wallet stolen while shopping in Primark in Margate.
This is allegedly the work of “Roma gangs”, working in family groups, she was told by the police. Apparently, the group concerned had been “Working” Margate High Street that day.
What does a ‘Roma Gang’ look like? I’m not allowed to offer a description but I’m sure you have a good idea and I’ve provided an historical link for anyone who may be interested. in the history of the much-persecuted Roma people. A quick trawl through the web shows that such organised criminal gangs are the scourge of Southern Europe but have moved North in recent years, lured by the opportunities to be found in our more generous welfare society.