A couple of intrepid thieves got a bit more than they bargained for when they decided it would be a good idea to rob the dressing room of a rugby club. The Edinburgh Academicals' squad were out training when the pair of geniuses popped into the dressing room to pilfer "wallets,cash and iPods."
As tends to happen after training, the team returned to the dressing room and caught the thieves with the bag of loot in hand. They scarpered to a getaway car but flanker Robin Snape chased them down before they could get very far before the rest of the team formed a barricade. Everyone then waited around for the police to arrive.
Club captain Greg Campbell told the Edinburgh Evening News exactly how things developed when the players returned from training.
We got back to the clubhouse and caught up with them at that point – they looked a bit suspicious. We asked what they were up to and they said they had just finished training, which we obviously knew was a lie.
We asked them for ID and they tried to make a run for it. Some of the players stopped them until the police arrived. They tried to get into the car, and had managed to get the keys into the ignition, but they didn’t get very far. We managed to catch them at the right time.
Jason Parrott, a committee member at the club, said that the thieves choice of target probably wasn't well thought out.
I think these two picked on the wrong guys. There wasn’t any resistance from them. I know the individuals involved well and they are pretty tough guys.