Delivery man robbed of pizzas at knife-point

Knife-point pizza robbery in Canvey

Knife-point pizza robbery in Canvey

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A PIZZA driver was robbed at knife-point in a late night delivery on Canvey.

The driver, from Cosmos in Long Road, was delivering two pizzas to an address in Sydervelt Road, at around 12.30am on Sunday, March 23.

He was approached by two men, after no-one answered the door, believed to be between 16 and 20-years-old They threatened him with a knife and demanded he hand over the food.

The driver gave the men the pizzas before they ran off.

He was unhurt but left shocked by the incident.

The suspects are described as white, around 5ft 6ins to 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build and were both wearing dark coloured hooded tops.

Anybody who witnessed this incident or who has any information is asked to contact Dc Layla Barker at Southend CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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4:42pm Tue 25 Mar 14

John Bull 40 says...

I didn't know the police are now delivering pizzas, I will dial 101 and order one.
I didn't know the police are now delivering pizzas, I will dial 101 and order one. John Bull 40
  • Score: -15

7:34pm Tue 25 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

so they carried out this knife caper just for a couple of pizza's...they must be 2 desperate cockroaches.
so they carried out this knife caper just for a couple of pizza's...they must be 2 desperate cockroaches. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 10

9:06pm Tue 25 Mar 14

paulka says...

omg as if this has happened it is getting stupid this island, i have lived here all my life and never herd this before. are people that desperate. that this poor young man who i really hope he is OK. i think i will be warning my family members who also do deliverys. i also think it is wrong that the lights go out on the streets when there are people still doing this work past 12. hope you are not to shock up thinking of ya. x
omg as if this has happened it is getting stupid this island, i have lived here all my life and never herd this before. are people that desperate. that this poor young man who i really hope he is OK. i think i will be warning my family members who also do deliverys. i also think it is wrong that the lights go out on the streets when there are people still doing this work past 12. hope you are not to shock up thinking of ya. x paulka
  • Score: 8

11:11pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Grumpybadger says...

"after no-one answered the door, believed to be between 16 and 20-years-old". What difference does it make how old the door is?
"after no-one answered the door, believed to be between 16 and 20-years-old". What difference does it make how old the door is? Grumpybadger
  • Score: 8

9:12am Wed 26 Mar 14

Woodenspoon says...

Wonder if its anything to do with the 2 girls from Pitsea that did the same thing last year??
But to rob Cosmos of 2 pizza's alone but be very desperate, as they are one of the worst pizza makers in Essex. Wouldn't touch their food with a barge pole, let alone even give it to a beggar.
Wonder if its anything to do with the 2 girls from Pitsea that did the same thing last year?? But to rob Cosmos of 2 pizza's alone but be very desperate, as they are one of the worst pizza makers in Essex. Wouldn't touch their food with a barge pole, let alone even give it to a beggar. Woodenspoon
  • Score: 0

10:36am Wed 26 Mar 14

cg1blue says...

"He was approached by two men, after no-one answered the door, "

So these two guys picked a random empty house, called and ordered a delivery, waited around for 20-30 minutes, threatened a pizza delivery boy with a knife risking a prison sentence.......all for a couple of Cosmos pizzas??
Sad to the extreme.

No doubt the street lights being off gave them extra cover....
"He was approached by two men, after no-one answered the door, " So these two guys picked a random empty house, called and ordered a delivery, waited around for 20-30 minutes, threatened a pizza delivery boy with a knife risking a prison sentence.......all for a couple of Cosmos pizzas?? Sad to the extreme. No doubt the street lights being off gave them extra cover.... cg1blue
  • Score: 4

12:20pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Dan-Hockley says...

I bet this wouldn't have happened if the street lights had been left on!
I bet this wouldn't have happened if the street lights had been left on! Dan-Hockley
  • Score: 3

1:17pm Wed 26 Mar 14

MarcelloM says...

No police on Canvey? Perhaps Marcello start protection racket like papa in Sicily!

Bambinos stealing the pizza? Whatever next?
No police on Canvey? Perhaps Marcello start protection racket like papa in Sicily! Bambinos stealing the pizza? Whatever next? MarcelloM
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Wed 26 Mar 14

I hate the police! says...

I'm not condoning it, but you would of thought they would of tried to rob some money too or even the car. I don't even get why you would do that, at knifepoint too, for 2 pizzas.
I'm not condoning it, but you would of thought they would of tried to rob some money too or even the car. I don't even get why you would do that, at knifepoint too, for 2 pizzas. I hate the police!
  • Score: 1

8:43pm Wed 26 Mar 14

TheaWells says...

I doubt there was a knife... but you know if someone threatened him for his Pizzas then yeah, I'd also hand them over.. I suspect his boss would have been less sympathetic had he gone back and said two lads jumped him for pizza.. saying there was a knife makes it more a poor you and less of a why didn't you fight them.

You'd have to be REALLY dumb to use a knife for a Pizza robbery!

Robbery = 1 - 3 years
armed / aggravated robbery / theft = up to 15 years...
I doubt there was a knife... but you know if someone threatened him for his Pizzas then yeah, I'd also hand them over.. I suspect his boss would have been less sympathetic had he gone back and said two lads jumped him for pizza.. saying there was a knife makes it more a poor you and less of a why didn't you fight them. You'd have to be REALLY dumb to use a knife for a Pizza robbery! Robbery = 1 - 3 years armed / aggravated robbery / theft = up to 15 years... TheaWells
  • Score: 1

11:44pm Wed 26 Mar 14

paulka says...

TheaWells wrote:
I doubt there was a knife... but you know if someone threatened him for his Pizzas then yeah, I'd also hand them over.. I suspect his boss would have been less sympathetic had he gone back and said two lads jumped him for pizza.. saying there was a knife makes it more a poor you and less of a why didn't you fight them.

You'd have to be REALLY dumb to use a knife for a Pizza robbery!

Robbery = 1 - 3 years
armed / aggravated robbery / theft = up to 15 years...
hi ya would just like to say i know the person this happend to and he is very scared now to go to work and yes they had a knife. they asked for the money first he said i ant got none then they kniced the pizzas. i no it sounds stupid but this is what the would is cameing to. x
[quote][p][bold]TheaWells[/bold] wrote: I doubt there was a knife... but you know if someone threatened him for his Pizzas then yeah, I'd also hand them over.. I suspect his boss would have been less sympathetic had he gone back and said two lads jumped him for pizza.. saying there was a knife makes it more a poor you and less of a why didn't you fight them. You'd have to be REALLY dumb to use a knife for a Pizza robbery! Robbery = 1 - 3 years armed / aggravated robbery / theft = up to 15 years...[/p][/quote]hi ya would just like to say i know the person this happend to and he is very scared now to go to work and yes they had a knife. they asked for the money first he said i ant got none then they kniced the pizzas. i no it sounds stupid but this is what the would is cameing to. x paulka
  • Score: 0

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