Family attacked in their home

Echo: Family attacked in their home Family attacked in their home

TWO men forced their way into a house and threatened a family in Basildon.

A man, his girlfriend, and their baby were at home in Goldings Crescent when the crooks broke in and demanded food and money.

They left with two mobiles and cash.

The male victim, 25, had injuries to his face following the attack and was given help by paramedics at the scene.

Police scoured the scene for suspects, who left the house on foot, but did not find anything.

It happened at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 22.

The first suspect is described as a man aged between 20 and 25 and was wearing a black balaclava, black trainers and black clothing.

The second is described as being a man aged between 35 and 40 and was wearing a black jacket, grey t-shirt and jeans.

Anybody with any information is asked to contact Dc Stephen Cross at Basildon CID on Essex Police 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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6:49pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Bettycraven says...

WTF!!!
WTF!!! Bettycraven
  • Score: 7

8:32pm Wed 26 Mar 14

TheaWells says...

"Food and money"... ?

Never heard of anyone demanding food during a robbery before.

Did they have weapons? How did they 'force' their way in?

At that time of the evening most people are still awake... why didn't they just knock on the door as surely if one heard someone 'forcing' entry then you'd have time to call the police?

Something isn't right about this..... Sounds like a 'deal' of some sort gone wrong....
"Food and money"... ? Never heard of anyone demanding food during a robbery before. Did they have weapons? How did they 'force' their way in? At that time of the evening most people are still awake... why didn't they just knock on the door as surely if one heard someone 'forcing' entry then you'd have time to call the police? Something isn't right about this..... Sounds like a 'deal' of some sort gone wrong.... TheaWells
  • Score: -6

10:32pm Wed 26 Mar 14

supermadmax says...

Very strange.... I suspect yet another 'victim' not being entirely open with the police..
Very strange.... I suspect yet another 'victim' not being entirely open with the police.. supermadmax
  • Score: -3

11:31pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

To the conspiracy theorists...

There was a baby in the house. Nobody would be doing a deal that involves putting babies at risk.

The man had injuries to his face...was that part of the "deal"?

There are increasing incidences of people stealing food. There have been at least two other separate incidents posted in stories on this website today if you look.

Dear God, why are folk so cynical on here?

Horrible things happen to people every day and there are some despicable people roaming the streets, doing despicable things yet people here often assume it's a bit on the rum side...and that there is a "deal" behind it, or that somebody has no right to object to something that will affect their life.

Come on folks, give em a break.
To the conspiracy theorists... There was a baby in the house. Nobody would be doing a deal that involves putting babies at risk. The man had injuries to his face...was that part of the "deal"? There are increasing incidences of people stealing food. There have been at least two other separate incidents posted in stories on this website today if you look. Dear God, why are folk so cynical on here? Horrible things happen to people every day and there are some despicable people roaming the streets, doing despicable things yet people here often assume it's a bit on the rum side...and that there is a "deal" behind it, or that somebody has no right to object to something that will affect their life. Come on folks, give em a break. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 10

8:06am Thu 27 Mar 14

Happy Chickie says...

TheaWells wrote:
"Food and money"... ?

Never heard of anyone demanding food during a robbery before.

Did they have weapons? How did they 'force' their way in?

At that time of the evening most people are still awake... why didn't they just knock on the door as surely if one heard someone 'forcing' entry then you'd have time to call the police?

Something isn't right about this..... Sounds like a 'deal' of some sort gone wrong....
Stick em up and give me your chocolate cake or else!

Nope I have never heard of anyone demanding money during a robbery either.
[quote][p][bold]TheaWells[/bold] wrote: "Food and money"... ? Never heard of anyone demanding food during a robbery before. Did they have weapons? How did they 'force' their way in? At that time of the evening most people are still awake... why didn't they just knock on the door as surely if one heard someone 'forcing' entry then you'd have time to call the police? Something isn't right about this..... Sounds like a 'deal' of some sort gone wrong....[/p][/quote]Stick em up and give me your chocolate cake or else! Nope I have never heard of anyone demanding money during a robbery either. Happy Chickie
  • Score: -2

8:20am Thu 27 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

supermadmax wrote:
Very strange.... I suspect yet another 'victim' not being entirely open with the police..
strange indeed..... although you can't discount entirely that the assailants suddenly came over a bit peckish, i suspect, as you say, there's more to this story......
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Very strange.... I suspect yet another 'victim' not being entirely open with the police..[/p][/quote]strange indeed..... although you can't discount entirely that the assailants suddenly came over a bit peckish, i suspect, as you say, there's more to this story...... pembury53
  • Score: -5

9:21am Thu 27 Mar 14

Letmetryagain says...

I doubt we will ever hear the true story of what happened.
I doubt we will ever hear the true story of what happened. Letmetryagain
  • Score: -3

10:07am Thu 27 Mar 14

Happy Chickie says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
TheaWells wrote:
"Food and money"... ?

Never heard of anyone demanding food during a robbery before.

Did they have weapons? How did they 'force' their way in?

At that time of the evening most people are still awake... why didn't they just knock on the door as surely if one heard someone 'forcing' entry then you'd have time to call the police?

Something isn't right about this..... Sounds like a 'deal' of some sort gone wrong....
Stick em up and give me your chocolate cake or else!

Nope I have never heard of anyone demanding money during a robbery either.
food, not money - apologies.
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheaWells[/bold] wrote: "Food and money"... ? Never heard of anyone demanding food during a robbery before. Did they have weapons? How did they 'force' their way in? At that time of the evening most people are still awake... why didn't they just knock on the door as surely if one heard someone 'forcing' entry then you'd have time to call the police? Something isn't right about this..... Sounds like a 'deal' of some sort gone wrong....[/p][/quote]Stick em up and give me your chocolate cake or else! Nope I have never heard of anyone demanding money during a robbery either.[/p][/quote]food, not money - apologies. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 0

12:01pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Southend's Finest says...

supermadmax wrote:
Very strange.... I suspect yet another 'victim' not being entirely open with the police..
Here we go again, more victim-bashing from the resident clown of conspiracy theories.....
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Very strange.... I suspect yet another 'victim' not being entirely open with the police..[/p][/quote]Here we go again, more victim-bashing from the resident clown of conspiracy theories..... Southend's Finest
  • Score: 11

1:01pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Ageing Commuter says...

It couldn't have been a very good Balaclava if the victim was able tell is age whilst he was wearing it?????
It couldn't have been a very good Balaclava if the victim was able tell is age whilst he was wearing it????? Ageing Commuter
  • Score: 4

1:33pm Thu 27 Mar 14

southend_Dave says...

TheaWells wrote:
"Food and money"... ?

Never heard of anyone demanding food during a robbery before.

Did they have weapons? How did they 'force' their way in?

At that time of the evening most people are still awake... why didn't they just knock on the door as surely if one heard someone 'forcing' entry then you'd have time to call the police?

Something isn't right about this..... Sounds like a 'deal' of some sort gone wrong....
They no doubt did knock on the door and then when the opened it they forced their way in physically.

Doesnt really require Poirot.
[quote][p][bold]TheaWells[/bold] wrote: "Food and money"... ? Never heard of anyone demanding food during a robbery before. Did they have weapons? How did they 'force' their way in? At that time of the evening most people are still awake... why didn't they just knock on the door as surely if one heard someone 'forcing' entry then you'd have time to call the police? Something isn't right about this..... Sounds like a 'deal' of some sort gone wrong....[/p][/quote]They no doubt did knock on the door and then when the opened it they forced their way in physically. Doesnt really require Poirot. southend_Dave
  • Score: 6

4:03pm Thu 27 Mar 14

austiali says...

I remember a story in a magazine years ago about a woman living on the Kursaal being attacked and shot at in her home while her (several) children were in the house. What she failed to mention was that she was a very well known drug addict, and they were after her and her junkie boyfriend to settle a debt. Maybe completely different but these type of stories are seldom straightforward.
I remember a story in a magazine years ago about a woman living on the Kursaal being attacked and shot at in her home while her (several) children were in the house. What she failed to mention was that she was a very well known drug addict, and they were after her and her junkie boyfriend to settle a debt. Maybe completely different but these type of stories are seldom straightforward. austiali
  • Score: 0

4:28pm Thu 27 Mar 14

poortaxpayer says...

austiali wrote:
I remember a story in a magazine years ago about a woman living on the Kursaal being attacked and shot at in her home while her (several) children were in the house. What she failed to mention was that she was a very well known drug addict, and they were after her and her junkie boyfriend to settle a debt. Maybe completely different but these type of stories are seldom straightforward.
Or after the previous occupant but not believing the current occupant barge in looking for them.
[quote][p][bold]austiali[/bold] wrote: I remember a story in a magazine years ago about a woman living on the Kursaal being attacked and shot at in her home while her (several) children were in the house. What she failed to mention was that she was a very well known drug addict, and they were after her and her junkie boyfriend to settle a debt. Maybe completely different but these type of stories are seldom straightforward.[/p][/quote]Or after the previous occupant but not believing the current occupant barge in looking for them. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 3

6:37pm Thu 27 Mar 14

LinfordsLunchbox says...

So if it was a "deal" gone bad, why didnt wouldnt have told the police who they were? What would be the purpose of ringing the police?
So if it was a "deal" gone bad, why didnt wouldnt have told the police who they were? What would be the purpose of ringing the police? LinfordsLunchbox
  • Score: 1

6:39pm Thu 27 Mar 14

LinfordsLunchbox says...

*why wouldnt they have* that was meant to say
*why wouldnt they have* that was meant to say LinfordsLunchbox
  • Score: 1

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