Man wanted after violent burglary

Man wanted after burglary threat

Man wanted after burglary threat

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DETECTIVES are looking to identify this man who is thought to be one of three who broke into a house in south-east Essex and assaulted the homeowner.

The burglary happened in Benfleet when three men forced their way into a house on Rush Close shortly before 7:30pm on Sunday, February 9 and threatened the male occupant with a knife, forcing him to hand over a three-figure sum of cash and valuables.

The man, who is aged in his 40s, was also punched in the face several times.

Inside the house was the man’s mother. She had been visiting at the time and was also threatened with the knife.

Investigating officer Dc Simon Laurie said: "At this stage, we’re unsure why this man was targeted. We want to hear from anyone who thinks they know the name of the individual shown in the efit.

"In addition, we ask witnesses to who saw the three men hanging around the Rush Close area on Sunday evening to contact us. All three ran away from the scene towards Rushbottom Lane and Church Road.”

The man in the efit is believed to be the one who assaulted him and threatened him with a knife. Two of the men were white while the third was black. All three are aged in their late 20s and were wearing black coats.

Anyone with information on the identity of the man shown in the efit is urged to contact detectives at Southend police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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3:49pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Bolloximian says...

It's Dipsy from the Teletubbies !
It's Dipsy from the Teletubbies ! Bolloximian
  • Score: 3

5:10pm Mon 17 Feb 14

tophat27dt says...

The photo looks like a 16 year old boy. How does the attacked man link it to the written description of three men in their late 20s ??
The photo looks like a 16 year old boy. How does the attacked man link it to the written description of three men in their late 20s ?? tophat27dt
  • Score: 3

7:10pm Mon 17 Feb 14

the25man says...

People like this need to be banged up
People like this need to be banged up the25man
  • Score: 5

11:30am Tue 18 Feb 14

_Lotus_ says...

Oh how I would like to see a new article in the Echo that stated a burglar who broke into a home and threatened or assaulted the occupant(s) who were home at the time, received a bloody good hiding and were kicked to the kerb minus their testicles.

Sorry but these sort of incidents are becoming increasingly more common lately - they make my blood boil!!

Just what the hell is going on, burglars are now not bothered whether somebody is home or not, they go in anyway!!!!

Anybody else secretly wish they would get a **** good beating or is it just me being sadistic?
Oh how I would like to see a new article in the Echo that stated a burglar who broke into a home and threatened or assaulted the occupant(s) who were home at the time, received a bloody good hiding and were kicked to the kerb minus their testicles. Sorry but these sort of incidents are becoming increasingly more common lately - they make my blood boil!! Just what the hell is going on, burglars are now not bothered whether somebody is home or not, they go in anyway!!!! Anybody else secretly wish they would get a **** good beating or is it just me being sadistic? _Lotus_
  • Score: 5

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