Chatty thief not a communicator

You know who you are, young able-bodied man who needed a pair of work boots last week but obviously couldn’t afford them.

Open letter to a thief:

You know who you are, young able-bodied man who needed a pair of work boots last week but obviously couldn’t afford them. So you tried them on, finding just the right fit, talked up a friendly chat and then ran out the store! Boy, you are fast!

I ran one way, my son ran the other. But you were determined and disappeared. How disappointed you made me feel.

I have supplied thousands of shoes and boots to people who are in need and all you had to do was ask, chances are I probably would have given you a pair.

One thing for sure, you would have left with some work boots.

Instead, my staff have convinced me to install expensive surveillance cameras. Not what I want, but a guy can only afford so much theft.

Chances are you won’t read this but if you do and this is for all other potential thieves out there, do me and yourself a favour and ask me first if there is anything I can do to help you out before stealing from me.

Let’s talk first, I’m here to help.

Jim Belshaw,

Roy’s Shoes,


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