The Karamsar Gurdwara Sahib has released CCTV images of 2 men who stole a safe filled with cash. The robbery occurred November 30th of last year and after failed attempts by the police to find the suspects the images were released. The police are seeking the public’s assitance in identifying the two robbed men who the Gurdwara spokespan Harmander Singh called “Mindless”.
Harmandar Singh was quoted in the Ilford Recorder:
“It’s sad when people attack places of worship, because these places are important,” said Harmander, from Ilford.
“It’s sad that people don’t value places of worship to the point that they target them like this, when they’re for the benefit of everybody. Why did they do it? Why would they want something that doesn’t belong to them? How would they feel if their home was broken into?”
The gurdwara volunteer, who helped establish the place worship, said he believed the theft was not carried out by opportunists, but by people that had “cleverly thought out” the raid.
“It beggars belief that they could do this,” he added. “It’s a real shame.
“This building and its services are provided by the blood sweat and tears of others. That money was donations from people that did an honest day’s work and gave it to a charitable cause – what kind of people would take that? How can we forgive people like that?
“As a worshipper I’m disgusted, what were these people thinking? Especially in the run up to Christmas, these people have no mind.”
Anyone with information about the incident is being urged call Redbridge police on 101 and quote 4419785/15.
To report information anonymously call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.