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    A couple of hours ago I was walking back from Tesco with my shopping and as I was walking down a small cul-de-sac and about to turn into my accommodation a man came out of his house, opened the boot of his car and removed a large grey sack and took it into his house.

    The sack was made out of a material that looked kind of like duct tape if that helps you picture it, and it had bits of black print on it, although I wasn't close enough for long enough to see for sure what the print consisted of.

    However, I instinctively thought it said Royal Mail on it and this is what is worrying me. My Dad worked for Royal Mail about 15-20 years ago and I'm pretty sure he once told me that all mail belongs to the Queen until it is delivered and therefore taking it from a post box is a serious crime - or something like that.

    And there is one final detail which I am loth to include but feel I must. The man was Asian and was wearing what I can only assume to be some form of religious dress - a long white kind of top, white trousers underneath and a white hat type thing.

    Should I report this to the police?
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    Yes.
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    was the material like this?

    If so they are fairly common, i use them all the time when sending bigger items. The police won't do anything, call them by all means but it's doubtful they will even take note of it.
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    (Original post by Darth Stewie)
    was the material like this?

    If so they are fairly common, i use them all the time when sending bigger items. The police won't do anything, call them by all means but it's doubtful they will even take note of it.
    No, it looked more like this, but bigger and with black print on like I said:
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    Any more advice/opinions?
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    I'd try and find out whats in the bag and if its anything illegal then report it
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    Don't raise suspicion, contact the police
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    (Original post by M4LLY)
    I'd try and find out whats in the bag and if its anything illegal then report it
    How am I supposed to go about finding out, he took it into his house?

    And if it is something illegal he's hardly going to invite me in for tea is he?
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    contact crimestoppers. That way if something does arise then they know they will need to appeal to a primary witness. and you don't need to leave information/look like a douche
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    (Original post by Kenocide)
    A couple of hours ago I was walking back from Tesco with my shopping and as I was walking down a small cul-de-sac and about to turn into my accommodation a man came out of his house, opened the boot of his car and removed a large grey sack and took it into his house.

    The sack was made out of a material that looked kind of like duct tape if that helps you picture it, and it had bits of black print on it, although I wasn't close enough for long enough to see for sure what the print consisted of.

    However, I instinctively thought it said Royal Mail on it and this is what is worrying me. My Dad worked for Royal Mail about 15-20 years ago and I'm pretty sure he once told me that all mail belongs to the Queen until it is delivered and therefore taking it from a post box is a serious crime - or something like that.

    And there is one final detail which I am loth to include but feel I must. The man was Asian and was wearing what I can only assume to be some form of religious dress - a long white kind of top, white trousers underneath and a white hat type thing.

    Should I report this to the police?
    Definitely...a man wearing a cultural dress with a sack is a raise for concern :rolleyes:
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    Just grass him up. If it was nothing serious then no worries, but you may be stopping something really bad- which you should be proud of. He sounds untrustworthy judging from your description
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    Don't ring the police because gahsafsgiasbfjk it's not got royal mail letters if that's what you're suggesting
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    Could just be a muslim man carrying a sack or rice or something?
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    Sack and strange dress, this guy?
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    :teehee: Love this thread.

    Maybe he picked up a sack of spuds, you know, the cheap ones sold on the side of the road. Or maybe he brought a sack of spuds off eBay.
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    OK just to clear a few things up:

    - The sack was about 5ft tall and full. It looked like a sack full of mail looks (I have seen our local postie back home emptying our local postbox).
    - It wasn't a kind of everyday-use sack. If you type 'Royal Mail sack' into Google images you will see several images matching my description.
    - It's a serious issue. If I am right and the guy has stolen Royal Mail he has committed treason.
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    (Original post by Kenocide)

    However, I instinctively thought it said Royal Mail on it and this is what is worrying me. My Dad worked for Royal Mail about 15-20 years ago and I'm pretty sure he once told me that all mail belongs to the Queen until it is delivered and therefore taking it from a post box is a serious crime - or something like that.

    Yeah right

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    (Original post by Kenocide)
    OK just to clear a few things up:

    - The sack was about 5ft tall and full. It looked like a sack full of mail looks (I have seen our local postie back home emptying our local postbox).
    - It wasn't a kind of everyday-use sack. If you type 'Royal Mail sack' into Google images you will see several images matching my description.
    - It's a serious issue. If I am right and the guy has stolen Royal Mail he has committed treason.
    You already seem to have convinced yourself that it's a bag full of mail.

    In reality, it could be a sack full of anything.

    Also, how on earth was what he was wearing relevant?
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    (Original post by You Failed)
    Also, how on earth was what he was wearing relevant?
    Clearly with the pressure being put on these Gangs of young men grooming teenage girls, some bad apples in the Asian community have taken it a step further...possibly interfering with her majesties mail system! :eek:

    OP tbh it was probably a huge sack of rice. Seriously you can buy 20-50kg sacks of rice, some are massive.

    I mean if you're really concerned, what I'd do is note down the date and rough time you saw this occur, guys licence plate and address, description of the bag. Just keep the information with you, if he's arrested for anything, you may have information which is helpful. I mean if you really want you could tell crimestoppers, but you really don't know what's in the sack and the odds of it being stolen mail, an illegal substance or a dead body is...rather slim.

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