Anthea Turner left 'sickened' as she's hit with third theft in 2 months
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 October 2020
TV presenter Anthea Turner has been left "emotionally disturbed" by the violation into her life after she was targeted by thieves three times in the last two months, including having her Range Rover broken into last week
Anthea Turner has been left "sickened" after thieves targeted her for a third time in two months.
The 60-year-old TV presenter took to Instagram to reveal her Range Rover's rear window was smashed in south London last week as crooks stole a holdall, which contained a Mulberry bag she had bought in the 1990s, as well as many other items.
Anthea also recently had her push bike stolen from outside a church in Fulham, west London, and her iPhone was swiped from her bag in a swimwear shop in nearby Chelsea.
She wrote: "There’s a latin phrase "omne trium perfectum" everything that comes in three is perfect. Well not ‘Perfect’ but maybe it ends my thieving bad luck?
After years and years of theft free living in the spate of 2 months my beautiful locked Boardman Ladies bike was pinched from outside a church in Bishops Park Fulham, my iPhone from my bag in a swimwear shop on The Kings Road and last week the back screen of my car was smashed in and the thieves retrieved a holdall from the boot. Petty UK crime stats are CRAZY – 1,222 phones a day are pinched over a quarter of a million bikes a year are stolen, with the same number of cars being broken in to. And guess what? The figures are going up. On no occasion was I negligent I was just going about my ‘life’. Last Tuesday I’d been working and had a few things with me on the way home called into a restaurant in Richmond with Mark to meet up with Amelia and Claudia – think I was being watched – got out of the car and popped my bag out of sight into the boot, taking just my handbag with me, all very normal. There was nothing in the bag instantly saleable just personal effects which meant something to me especially the Mulberry bag and Filofax which I’d bought in the 90’s when I started earning a bit of money. Coat, makeup hairdryer, brushes, glasses, shoes, etc all the girl stuff. After a lovely evening catching up we returned to a horrific mess and my things gone. (sic)"
Anthea admitted she has been left "emotionally disturbed" and "sickened" by the violation into her life, and she is now "scared" of having a bike stolen again.
She added: "There are worse things that happen I know, but the violation of your world is emotionally disturbing and the sadness you feel not just for yourself but all of our lives is sickening.
We have to take our personal security up a notch NEVER assuming your possessions are safe in the ‘normal’ way. But we need help, more CCTV cameras that are freaking working are a must and for bikes sophisticated racks that lock your bike in. DYK thieves use portable angle grinders that get through a D-locks in minutes? Yes it’s that bad. So many trips I’d happily make on my bike but now hesitant because I’m scared of it being nicked – There are some badly wired humans out there who want to steal bits of your life and our vulnerability to them is getting worse. (sic)"