Just recieved this E-mail of my mum, thought it may of some use to peeps.
Please find below a report received from British Transport Police.
Please distribute to your teams, taking the time to read and take heed
of the advice given.
PLEASE STAY ALERT INFORM
Family and Friends
A friend stopped at a pay-at-the-pump petrol station to get fuel. Once
she filled her petrol tank and after paying at the pump and starting
leave, the voice of the attendant inside came over the speaker. He
her that something happened with her card and that she needed to come
inside to pay. The lady was confused because the transaction showed
complete and approved. She relayed that to him and was getting ready
leave but the attendant, once again, urged her to come in to pay or
there'd be trouble. She proceeded to go inside and started arguing
the attendant about his threat. He told her to calm down and listen
carefully: He said that while she was filling her car, a guy slipped
into the back seat of her car on the other side and the attendant had
already called the police. She became frightened and looked out in
to see her car door open and the guy slip out.
The report is that the new! gang initiation thing is to bring back a
woman and/or her car. One way they are doing this is crawling under
girls/women's cars while they're filling with petrol or at stores at
night-time. The other way is slipping into unattended cars and
kidnapping the women.
Please pass this on to other women, young and old alike. Be extra
careful going to and from your car at night. If at all possible, don't
go alone! This is real!! This alert has originated from a London
who had the woman involved in the above instance. The message: 1.
lock your car doors, even if you're gone for just a second! 2. Check
underneath your car when approaching it for re-entry, and check in the
back before getting in. 3. Always be aware of your surroundings and of
other individuals in your general vicinity, particularly at night!
Oh, merry xxas everyone.