Life at hi-tech agency Marbles is usually pretty sedate due to its
sleepy location on the banks of the Thames in Henley. However, the peace
was shattered last Monday when account manager Matt Selby heroically
intervened during a diamond robbery.
Selby had popped down to Henley’s Duke Street for a lunchtime sandwich
and was on his way back to the office when he heard a loud smashing
Turning around he saw a bloke running out of a jewellers shop with a
large part of its window display containing dozens of diamond rings.
Somehow Selby knew something was afoot: ’He had no mask on but I gave
chase,’ says our have-a-go hero. ’I had almost caught up with him when
he jumped into a waiting van.’
Selby then leapt in front of the van but was forced to back down by the
determined driver who sped off. ’At least I made the guy hesitate,’
laments Selby on the crooks’ escape. ’I ran back to the office and
called the cops.’
Despite his good deed the thieves are still on the run, proving that
crime really does pay. As for Selby the excitement continues with
ongoing client handling for IT companies Forrester Research and Verity.