Viewers of Emmerdale have mocked the police blunder in Monday night's episode of the soap as all the criminals participating in an armed robbery got away.
After Billy agreed to take part in the van heist with his old criminal gang, it turned out that he was actually working with the cops and had tipped them off in a bid to get Max and his cronies locked up.
It all went horribly wrong when the police turned up as the gang were robbing the van and tried to stop them.
But in a twist - and a huge police blunder - only Billy was actually caught, while the others ran off and got away.
As the police then told Billy they couldn't be sure Max didn't know he was the one who tipped them off, we cut to Max who had worked it out already.
If you want to be a successful criminal move to Emmerdale, they have the world's most useless police force.
With Billy and his family in danger later this week when Max turns up with a gun, it looks like the police mistake could cost someone their life...
Fans were not impressed with how the soap handled the intervention of the police.
If you want to be a successful criminal move to emmerdale. They have the worlds most useless police force. A van full of armed cops swoop on a hold up and all four armed robbers wearing high vis jackets run off down a alleyway 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— MALLY .D. BAINES (@manumally) 25 June 2019
Police in emmerdale are rubbish no wonder no one is frightened by the police any more #Emmerdale
— Dave🇬🇧 (@tidyboy2) 24 June 2019
So ALL the robbers got away from the armed police? Yeah what ever #emmerdale
— Lee Myers (@myerslee85) 24 June 2019
— Jason Hurley (@jasonhurley2002) 24 June 2019
Wonderful story line @emmerdale . Cars full of armed police catch a robbery in progress, only manage to get the willing informer while the rest of them jog away up a path. Ridiculous.
— david taylor (@davbladesblood) 24 June 2019
all those armed police in @emmerdale were a bit slow...they got away..one even had enough time to look at the lad who got himself caught (as he was in with it) before he slowly ran...thats soap for you
— Gary Bannister (@hamlett44) 24 June 2019
Don’t think much of the Armed police in emmerdale let a bunch amateurs get away 🤣
— Alan Elwell (@elwell_alan) 24 June 2019
The police letting one armed robber escape could maybe be believable but letting all four escape?????? Ridiculous nonsense.
— theteresaharvey (@TeresaJHarvey) 24 June 2019
— @caroleann (@CaroleAnn1982) 24 June 2019
@emmerdale How pathetic do your team think police firearms tactics are? There is no way that number of suspects would have got away from a pre planned firearms operation! 😡
— Andy Brown (@redbrowny31) 24 June 2019
The police don't have the best repuation in Emmerdale.
Fans also mocked them when they were trying to find out who killed Emma Barton back in 2017, and they disregarded Moira's muder confession.
And their ineptitude when searching for missing Amelia Spencer last year also led them to focus on Daz instead of searching the real culprit.
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