Woman jailed for burglary at Barnados after Thatcher death party in Brixton

Written by on April 12, 2013 in Community, Crime, News - 6 Comments

IMG_0758Apr 09, 20132-30 AMA woman has been jailed for burglary at a Brixton charity shop following this week’s Thatcher “death party”.

Police said Alejandra Sanchez, 21, of no fixed address took advantage of a smashed window of Barnardos, Brixton Road, to try and steal items. The glass had earlier been broken by people attending a party to celebrate the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Sanchez was jailed for 28 days at Camberwell Magistrates yesterday (Thursday). A 20-year-old woman arrested at the same time was released with no further action.

DC Andy Hall, of Lambeth police, said: “Sanchez took advantage of earlier disorder which culminated in an unprovoked attack on Barnardos to commit a burglary in a shop which seeks to raise money to help children.”

barnardosHe added: “Hopefully this swift sentence will show that criminality, no matter what excuses people hide behind, is unacceptable and will be dealt with. I appeal to anyone who has information regarding the disorder from Monday evening to contact the police or Crimestoppers.”

A police spokesman said a man was arrested for criminal damage after the window was smashed, just after midnight on Tuesday (April 9).

On Tuesday, a group calling itself the Informal Anarchist Federation claimed responsibility for the smashed window. Writing on the website Indymedia, one activist said: “On the celebration of Thatcher’s death, we smashed a window of Barnardo’s ‘charity shop’ in Brixton using a concrete slab from a bin on the street. And it was easy. We would of done more if it weren’t for self-proclaimed pacifists violently attempting to arrest us.”

They added: “This action was in solidarity with all migrants detained, deported and struggling to cross borders. Barnardo’s was targeted because they fund and administrate Cedars detention centre in Croydon. They detain children, families and individuals who merely seek freedom from poverty, persecution, murder, rape and other oppression the borders.”

 

 

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6 Comments on "Woman jailed for burglary at Barnados after Thatcher death party in Brixton"

  1. John April 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm · Reply

    Smashing Barnados? When there is a legal loan sharking pay day loans shop just opposite? Idiots.

  2. Cat April 15, 2013 at 11:07 am · Reply

    The IAF? SPLITTERS!

  3. Mark April 13, 2013 at 9:23 pm · Reply

    Reminds me of the Peoples Front of Judea in Life of Brian

  4. Dan April 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm · Reply

    Informal Anarchist Federation or the UNINFORMED Anarchist Federation.

  5. Dan Fox April 12, 2013 at 11:54 am · Reply

    Probably worth mentioning that the IAF’s reason for smashing the window is completely wrong http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/04/anarchist-group-smashed-window-barnados-thing-it-didnt-do

    • Cat April 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm · Reply

      Point well put Dan. Just goes to show, even when anarchists try to organise themselves – they’re still confused. Smashing up charity shops! What next?

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