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Debt Collector robbed by drug addict when making demand for payment

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - Posted by Philip Harvey

In South Yorkshire (UK), a debt collector got more than she bargained for when attending a house to collect a payment.A debtor had taken out a 300 pound loan (with false information as she had already been listed) with agreed cash repayments of 15 pounds per week. Upon attending the debtors premises to collect the 15 pounds, the collector felt something sharp in her shoulder. The debtor grabbed the collectors money bag and threatened to stab the collector.

Police attended and found over 2,000 pounds in cash was missing from the collectors money bag.

When the debtor was eventually arrested for robbery, she was found in possession of drugs and advised police she had spent most of the money on drugs. She admitted to the crimes and advised she was so intoxicated on drugs she could not be sure what happened.

This highlights the precaution that collectors must use when in the field.

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