Man attacked and robbed of his iPhone as he walked home from New Year's party on Canvey

Man attacked and robbed of his iPhone as he walked home from New Year's party on Canvey

Man attacked and robbed of his iPhone as he walked home from New Year's party on Canvey

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A 21-year-old man was attacked as he walked home from a party in the early hours of New Years Day.

The victim was walking in Lakeside Path on Canvey and was texting on his IPhone when he was attacked from behind without warning.

He was punched on the back of the head which sent him flying to the floor.

While he was down three men kicked him several times to the torso.

They stole his mobile phone and made off in the general direction of Ferrymead The victim was left with minor bruising to his head and ribs.

The attack happened at about 3.30am.

Investigating Officer Dc Simon Laurie said: "The phone has since been blocked rendering it useless, but I want to hear from anyone offered an IPhone or anyone who was in the area that night."

The three robbers were white, aged in their early 20s and spoke with local accents.

One had short dark hair and was wearing a white shirt, dark jeans and white trainers.

Another had short brown hair, was wearing a dark and light blue, short sleeved chequered shirt, black Addidas trainers and dark jeans.

The victim could not give a description of the third man.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who were in the area and may have seen the men responsible, to contact them.

Anyone with any information should contact Dc Laurie at Southend CID on 101.

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5:15pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Reckless_young_driver says...

Normal night on Canvey then. Happy new year.
Normal night on Canvey then. Happy new year. Reckless_young_driver
  • Score: -14

6:22pm Sat 4 Jan 14

InTheKnowOk says...

SCUM!!!
SCUM!!! InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 10

6:25pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Idiot!!!!! an iPhone is like waving £200 in front of a heroin addict like those twit on the c2c line wounder why their iPhone has been stolen Darwin's Theory in action
Idiot!!!!! an iPhone is like waving £200 in front of a heroin addict like those twit on the c2c line wounder why their iPhone has been stolen Darwin's Theory in action Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: -11

7:01pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Reckless_young_driver says...

Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
Idiot!!!!! an iPhone is like waving £200 in front of a heroin addict like those twit on the c2c line wounder why their iPhone has been stolen Darwin's Theory in action
Not really. A phone is a phone. It's there to be used. Maybe he was making a call on his phone which could of been important. Maybe he was calling a taxi. If anyone tried to rob my phone I would stab them through the neck repeatedly. I don't really give a F*ck you see.
[quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: Idiot!!!!! an iPhone is like waving £200 in front of a heroin addict like those twit on the c2c line wounder why their iPhone has been stolen Darwin's Theory in action[/p][/quote]Not really. A phone is a phone. It's there to be used. Maybe he was making a call on his phone which could of been important. Maybe he was calling a taxi. If anyone tried to rob my phone I would stab them through the neck repeatedly. I don't really give a F*ck you see. Reckless_young_driver
  • Score: -8

7:20pm Sat 4 Jan 14

John T Pharro says...

So where do you live that is crime free?
So where do you live that is crime free? John T Pharro
  • Score: 10

7:27pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Reckless_young_driver says...

John T Pharro wrote:
So where do you live that is crime free?
Somalia.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: So where do you live that is crime free?[/p][/quote]Somalia. Reckless_young_driver
  • Score: -9

8:02pm Sat 4 Jan 14

yagetme says...

Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
Idiot!!!!! an iPhone is like waving £200 in front of a heroin addict like those twit on the c2c line wounder why their iPhone has been stolen Darwin's Theory in action
*wonder
[quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: Idiot!!!!! an iPhone is like waving £200 in front of a heroin addict like those twit on the c2c line wounder why their iPhone has been stolen Darwin's Theory in action[/p][/quote]*wonder yagetme
  • Score: -1

8:24pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
Idiot!!!!! an iPhone is like waving £200 in front of a heroin addict like those twit on the c2c line wounder why their iPhone has been stolen Darwin's Theory in action
....they attacked him from BEHIND. And I am sure he wouldn't expect to see anyone at that time.

And in any case, people should be able to walk the streets carrying phones, handbags or anything else they please without some moron attacking them.

Expect worse when the streetlights go off.
[quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: Idiot!!!!! an iPhone is like waving £200 in front of a heroin addict like those twit on the c2c line wounder why their iPhone has been stolen Darwin's Theory in action[/p][/quote]....they attacked him from BEHIND. And I am sure he wouldn't expect to see anyone at that time. And in any case, people should be able to walk the streets carrying phones, handbags or anything else they please without some moron attacking them. Expect worse when the streetlights go off. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

9:32am Sun 5 Jan 14

Blind Haze says...

John T Pharro wrote:
So where do you live that is crime free?
In my house.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: So where do you live that is crime free?[/p][/quote]In my house. Blind Haze
  • Score: 0

10:15am Sun 5 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Who, in their right mind flashes such an expensive item, whilst walking through an isolated location, whilst probably drunk, IDIOT.
Who, in their right mind flashes such an expensive item, whilst walking through an isolated location, whilst probably drunk, IDIOT. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -8

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