(Right Country) – If there were ever a time to get a handgun, now would be it. It seems as though life as we know it has changed overnight and there’s no telling if and when we’ll see the light at the end of this dark, sometimes scary, tunnel. While some people are frantically hoarding food and home products, like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, other people are looking for ways to exploit unsuspecting victims.
Lowlife thugs in the UK, have reportedly been mugging doctors and nurses for the sole purpose of obtaining their identity badges in order to receive benefits such as priority shopping and freebies from grocery stores. It really takes a special kind of lowlife to steal from doctors and nurses amidst a global health pandemic.
With shops facing supply chain delays and National Health Service (NHS) staff working long hours, supermarkets have opted to support their healthcare professionals by offering them priority shopping and freebies like snacks and hot drinks. Britons on social media reported earlier in the week major shops like Lidl and Waitrose giving nurses bouquets of flowers in appreciation. Dominos, Greggs, Pret a Manger, Burger King, and Pizza Hut are also offering free food and coffee to those who work for the National Health Service.
However, amidst these acts of appreciation and kindness has arisen a new type of crime, where thugs are mugging medical professionals of their lanyards and IDs to obtain freebies meant for those on the frontline of the coronavirus battle.
So concerned is NHS England by the reported incidents, it is preparing to tell staff across the country to hide their IDs and NHS-branded lanyards when out in public, according to The Guardian.
The left-wing newspaper reported that reprobates had tried to grab lanyards off of two doctors as they were leaving Lewisham hospital in south London.
One doctor said: “Something like this is appalling. It’s beyond the pale and so shocking. Someone tried to grab my colleagues’ ID badges as they were leaving but didn’t get them.”
Staff at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust’s two hospitals were told on Monday: “Following reports of an attempt to take the ID badges of two members of staff as they were leaving work, please make sure your ID badge is out of sight.”
Staff at University College Hospital London have also been warned to be vigilant when leaving facilities after similar incidents.
According to The Guardian, one NHS official is saying, “This is absolutely grim. ID badges are being stolen in a few places as staff come out of their trust. As soon as staff are coming off-site they are waiting for them and stealing them, to get the free food and also so they can go shopping during the protected early morning shopping hour that some supermarkets have put in place for NHS staff.
“It’s mainly nurses who have been targeted. They’re the ones who often walk out of the main entrance of a hospital with their lanyards on.”
Good heavens. https://t.co/IsD6Hbla5G
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This is truly despicable. To think anyone could possibly be so desperate for some freebies and discounts that they would stoop to mugging the people who are risking their own health and lives to save those of others during a massive health pandemic, is truly disturbing.