Two security guards from Golden Square helped snare armed robber

Warrington Guardian: Two security guards from Golden Square helped snare armed robber Two security guards from Golden Square helped snare armed robber

TWO quick-thinking security guards have been rewarded after helping to catch an armed robber in Golden Square Shopping Centre.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, aged 26, from Liverpool and Dale Coward, aged 30, from Golborne were both commended for their actions during a special ceremony after the incident in October last year.

The pair sprang into action after travel agents Thomson reported they had been robbed at gunpoint and provided a description of the male offender.

He had fled with close to £4,000 in cash and was carrying an imitation gun.

Ryan alerted his colleagues, including Dale Coward, and used CCTV to identify the suspect and track his movements to a nearby bus.

The security team gave the police a full description of the offender and his exact location, which led to his arrest near Runcorn.

The robber, who was also wanted in connection with other offences, has since been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.

Ryan said: “I was just doing my job but it’s great that we helped to apprehend a suspect.

“It’s great to be able to help the police and do our bit to cut down crime in the community.”

Dale added it was ‘very humbling’ to be honoured alongside police officers at the ceremony in Widnes.

Ian Cox, Golden Square general manager, said: “We’re very pleased that what was quite a distressing incident for staff has had such a positive outcome.

“We’re very proud of Ryan and Dale and the rest of the team, they’re our Golden Square heroes.”

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1:38pm Thu 2 Jan 14

MAD 4 IT says...

THATS WOT THEY ARE PAID TO DO ISNT IT ?
THATS WOT THEY ARE PAID TO DO ISNT IT ? MAD 4 IT

4:09pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

MAD 4 IT wrote:
THATS WOT THEY ARE PAID TO DO ISNT IT ?
No.
[quote][p][bold]MAD 4 IT[/bold] wrote: THATS WOT THEY ARE PAID TO DO ISNT IT ?[/p][/quote]No. Nick Tessla

4:12pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Nick Tessla says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
MAD 4 IT wrote:
THATS WOT THEY ARE PAID TO DO ISNT IT ?
No.
Try writing this out fifty times


That's what they are paid to do, isn't it?


(As you were so keen to comment on richiepoo's spelling)
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MAD 4 IT[/bold] wrote: THATS WOT THEY ARE PAID TO DO ISNT IT ?[/p][/quote]No.[/p][/quote]Try writing this out fifty times That's what they are paid to do, isn't it? (As you were so keen to comment on richiepoo's spelling) Nick Tessla

6:45pm Thu 2 Jan 14

muckerman says...

What! - Thompsons had to report they had been robbed! That means security didn’t have a clue someone had a gun (even if it turned out to be a pretend one) in the centre.
They were probably way too busy posing and looking out for photographers.
Oh, then they then checked the CCTV and traced him to the bus station and told the police from the safety of their chairs.....That’s hardly Starsky and Hutch is it?
What! - Thompsons had to report they had been robbed! That means security didn’t have a clue someone had a gun (even if it turned out to be a pretend one) in the centre. They were probably way too busy posing and looking out for photographers. Oh, then they then checked the CCTV and traced him to the bus station and told the police from the safety of their chairs.....That’s hardly Starsky and Hutch is it? muckerman

8:37pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Take2toTango says...

muckerman wrote:
What! - Thompsons had to report they had been robbed! That means security didn’t have a clue someone had a gun (even if it turned out to be a pretend one) in the centre.
They were probably way too busy posing and looking out for photographers.
Oh, then they then checked the CCTV and traced him to the bus station and told the police from the safety of their chairs.....That’s hardly Starsky and Hutch is it?
Haha. You don't have to go through a body scanner when you enter the Golden Square, muckerman. How was anyone to know he had an imitation firearm?
[quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: What! - Thompsons had to report they had been robbed! That means security didn’t have a clue someone had a gun (even if it turned out to be a pretend one) in the centre. They were probably way too busy posing and looking out for photographers. Oh, then they then checked the CCTV and traced him to the bus station and told the police from the safety of their chairs.....That’s hardly Starsky and Hutch is it?[/p][/quote]Haha. You don't have to go through a body scanner when you enter the Golden Square, muckerman. How was anyone to know he had an imitation firearm? Take2toTango

9:58pm Thu 2 Jan 14

muckerman says...

They were pretty quick at aggressively confronting an autistic kid who pulled out a camera. Ha ha
They were pretty quick at aggressively confronting an autistic kid who pulled out a camera. Ha ha muckerman

7:24pm Fri 3 Jan 14

old-codger says...

They could have photographed the robber but the despot management don't allow camera,s in golden square.
They could have photographed the robber but the despot management don't allow camera,s in golden square. old-codger

11:39am Sat 4 Jan 14

Anna Fender says...

The Scouse Security guards must be congratulated because they've caught a real criminal in stead of peolple having phones or cameras.
The Scouse Security guards must be congratulated because they've caught a real criminal in stead of peolple having phones or cameras. Anna Fender

11:41am Sat 4 Jan 14

Anna Fender says...

You cannot have privacy laws in a public place. Golden Square is a public place. It is not a crime to use a camera or a phone.
You cannot have privacy laws in a public place. Golden Square is a public place. It is not a crime to use a camera or a phone. Anna Fender

12:47pm Sat 4 Jan 14

muckerman says...

Anna Fender wrote:
The Scouse Security guards must be congratulated because they've caught a real criminal in stead of peolple having phones or cameras.
Anna,
They did not "catch" anybody. Thompsons had to tell them they had been robbed, so all they did was check the CCTV and tell the police – something a 5 year old kid could have done. The police did all the dirty work. Awarding these Muppets for this is a joke!
[quote][p][bold]Anna Fender[/bold] wrote: The Scouse Security guards must be congratulated because they've caught a real criminal in stead of peolple having phones or cameras.[/p][/quote]Anna, They did not "catch" anybody. Thompsons had to tell them they had been robbed, so all they did was check the CCTV and tell the police – something a 5 year old kid could have done. The police did all the dirty work. Awarding these Muppets for this is a joke! muckerman

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