Epsom pawnbroker feels "victimised" after motorbike vandalised

Pawnbroker John Freeze has had his shop raided three times and his motorbike vandalised

Pawnbroker John Freeze has had his shop raided three times and his motorbike vandalised

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

A pawnbroker whose motorbike was vandalised on Monday night said he feels he is being "victimised".

John Freeze, owner of Johnny Cash Pawnbrokers in Epsom High Street, which has been raided twice this year, said he believes his mototcycle was deliberately targeted after he parked it near the Odeon Cinema on Upper High Street at 7pm on Monday, August 4.

He said he suspects he was followed to the location and that the electrical cabling was ripped out of the bike’s engine sometime after midnight, causing £500 worth of damage.

Mr Freeze, who has contacted the police, has been told there is CCTV footage of the area.

He said: "I’m sure the incidents aren’t all linked but I feel bloody angry.

"I feel victimised.  Someone’s done this when we’re giving 10 per cent of the profits raised in our auction in September to the Poppy Appeal."

In June, robbers smashed their way into the shop and grabbed £6,000 worth of electronics.  In April, they snatched Rolex watches priced at £12,000.  The shop was also robbed in 2011.

After the June robbery, Mr Freeze vowed to stop selling items for sale in his shop - something he said has largely been implemented.

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3:55pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Jimmyzola says...

Me thinks he must of upset someone maybe? I would personally say stick your stuff on Ebay it's a much wider expected sell plus on a recent program on channel four he said all his customers are all low life's.
Me thinks he must of upset someone maybe? I would personally say stick your stuff on Ebay it's a much wider expected sell plus on a recent program on channel four he said all his customers are all low life's. Jimmyzola
  • Score: 19

8:44am Fri 8 Aug 14

masterdvd03 says...

what a vile man he is,
comes out with im helping the community, no mate you give people pittance for there high value goods and make a profit out of a person worse off.
this blokes cowboy, what happend to bar76 he used to own
what a vile man he is, comes out with im helping the community, no mate you give people pittance for there high value goods and make a profit out of a person worse off. this blokes cowboy, what happend to bar76 he used to own masterdvd03
  • Score: 20

3:26pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Jimmyzola says...

Well he's getting free advertisement for his shop don't think many people feel sorry for him.
Well he's getting free advertisement for his shop don't think many people feel sorry for him. Jimmyzola
  • Score: 15

2:11pm Sat 9 Aug 14

johnnycash says...

Jimmyzola wrote:
Me thinks he must of upset someone maybe? I would personally say stick your stuff on Ebay it's a much wider expected sell plus on a recent program on channel four he said all his customers are all low life's.
that was a very bad edit - they had their own agenda from the start - i know the truth

i also understand that without any of my customers i would have no business

rich or poor you get treated the same - we still have to pay rent staff rates and tax

we can do none of the above without our valued old and new customers - but channel 4 did not take this view when trying to make the edit fit the angle they wanted
[quote][p][bold]Jimmyzola[/bold] wrote: Me thinks he must of upset someone maybe? I would personally say stick your stuff on Ebay it's a much wider expected sell plus on a recent program on channel four he said all his customers are all low life's.[/p][/quote]that was a very bad edit - they had their own agenda from the start - i know the truth i also understand that without any of my customers i would have no business rich or poor you get treated the same - we still have to pay rent staff rates and tax we can do none of the above without our valued old and new customers - but channel 4 did not take this view when trying to make the edit fit the angle they wanted johnnycash
  • Score: -26

10:12pm Mon 11 Aug 14

becstar77 says...

I feel for this chap, three incidents does sound as though he's being targeted, but seriously - who wants this shop on our high street?? It's a cheap and nasty eyesore, and a disgraceful industry. I have the same low opinion of his clientele, and wish he'd take his trade elsewhere.
I feel for this chap, three incidents does sound as though he's being targeted, but seriously - who wants this shop on our high street?? It's a cheap and nasty eyesore, and a disgraceful industry. I have the same low opinion of his clientele, and wish he'd take his trade elsewhere. becstar77
  • Score: 1

4:58pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Jimmyzola says...

What I don't get is on his leaflets it's says" As see on Channel 4 program"on that program he slagged all his customers off his got back saying it's being Edited bad but end of the day you said it.So don't come in the local guardian looking for the support when you was being all cocky on that program trying to look the big man.
What I don't get is on his leaflets it's says" As see on Channel 4 program"on that program he slagged all his customers off his got back saying it's being Edited bad but end of the day you said it.So don't come in the local guardian looking for the support when you was being all cocky on that program trying to look the big man. Jimmyzola
  • Score: 0

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