Police appeal for witnesses following armed robbery in Southend

Echo: Police appeal for witnesses following armed robbery in Southend Police appeal for witnesses following armed robbery in Southend

A WOMAN was held at knifepoint by a robber in Southend earlier today.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the armed robbery in Boston Avenue.

A man entered a branch of WeBuyAnyCar.com at about 1.25pm today and threatened a member of staff with a knife.

The man is believed to have demanded money and grabbed the female staff member by the neck.

He fled empty-handed when told no cash was kept at the office.

The victim was not injured but has been left badly shaken by the incident.

The man was black, about 6ft 1in tall; aged in his 30, of medium built and had close cropped hair. He was wearing a green fleece top and dark-coloured trousers.

Anyone with information should contact DS Paul Gutteridge or his colleagues at Southend CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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6:26pm Fri 20 Jun 14

supermadmax says...

Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.
Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off. supermadmax
  • Score: -23

6:37pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Saxonpride says...

supermadmax wrote:
Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.
Wow. Nice to know you're so sympathetic to a good, honest person being PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED.
For shame.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.[/p][/quote]Wow. Nice to know you're so sympathetic to a good, honest person being PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED. For shame. Saxonpride
  • Score: 37

6:57pm Fri 20 Jun 14

danger2013 says...

Saxonpride wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.
Wow. Nice to know you're so sympathetic to a good, honest person being PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED.
For shame.
How do you know the woman is good and honest? It doesn't mention that in the article.
[quote][p][bold]Saxonpride[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.[/p][/quote]Wow. Nice to know you're so sympathetic to a good, honest person being PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED. For shame.[/p][/quote]How do you know the woman is good and honest? It doesn't mention that in the article. danger2013
  • Score: -19

7:32pm Fri 20 Jun 14

chapchap87 says...

danger2013 wrote:
Saxonpride wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.
Wow. Nice to know you're so sympathetic to a good, honest person being PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED.
For shame.
How do you know the woman is good and honest? It doesn't mention that in the article.
Shes obviously not honest working for a company like that! But to be fair if it was a customer they ripped off then its his problem. Nobody forces you to agree to t&cs of these money grabbing good for nothing scumbag companies...
[quote][p][bold]danger2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saxonpride[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.[/p][/quote]Wow. Nice to know you're so sympathetic to a good, honest person being PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED. For shame.[/p][/quote]How do you know the woman is good and honest? It doesn't mention that in the article.[/p][/quote]Shes obviously not honest working for a company like that! But to be fair if it was a customer they ripped off then its his problem. Nobody forces you to agree to t&cs of these money grabbing good for nothing scumbag companies... chapchap87
  • Score: -10

7:38pm Fri 20 Jun 14

the25man says...

Some lazy s@d that thinks it's easier to rob than work.
Trouble is even if he get caught he still gets the easy life
Some lazy s@d that thinks it's easier to rob than work. Trouble is even if he get caught he still gets the easy life the25man
  • Score: 22

7:57am Sat 21 Jun 14

H.79 says...

supermadmax wrote:
Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.
What an incredibly ignorant and pathetic thing to say. Someone has just been held at knifepoint, which I can only imagine must be terrifying, and a prat like you thinks it's ok to nip online probably whilst sitting at home bored and alone on a Friday night, to write what only you can think is something funny. I take it if someone put a knife to your throat whilst you innocently went about your daily routine at work you'd be quite happy for us all to get on here and tell Knock Knock jokes about you?

How about have a bit of decency and respect - if not for yourself, but others - and think about how people who are the victims in these stories may be feeling.

Instead of wasting your time spouting childish nonsense and comments on here when you have nothing better to do with your time, try writing it all in a book. Then burn it.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.[/p][/quote]What an incredibly ignorant and pathetic thing to say. Someone has just been held at knifepoint, which I can only imagine must be terrifying, and a prat like you thinks it's ok to nip online probably whilst sitting at home bored and alone on a Friday night, to write what only you can think is something funny. I take it if someone put a knife to your throat whilst you innocently went about your daily routine at work you'd be quite happy for us all to get on here and tell Knock Knock jokes about you? How about have a bit of decency and respect - if not for yourself, but others - and think about how people who are the victims in these stories may be feeling. Instead of wasting your time spouting childish nonsense and comments on here when you have nothing better to do with your time, try writing it all in a book. Then burn it. H.79
  • Score: 27

9:55am Sat 21 Jun 14

supermadmax says...

H.79 wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.
What an incredibly ignorant and pathetic thing to say. Someone has just been held at knifepoint, which I can only imagine must be terrifying, and a prat like you thinks it's ok to nip online probably whilst sitting at home bored and alone on a Friday night, to write what only you can think is something funny. I take it if someone put a knife to your throat whilst you innocently went about your daily routine at work you'd be quite happy for us all to get on here and tell Knock Knock jokes about you?

How about have a bit of decency and respect - if not for yourself, but others - and think about how people who are the victims in these stories may be feeling.

Instead of wasting your time spouting childish nonsense and comments on here when you have nothing better to do with your time, try writing it all in a book. Then burn it.
"to write what only you can think is something funny"

I wasn't joking. They are a disgrace and its about time they were banned. They make money ribbing off innocent members of the public who are down on their luck. Quoting one price over the phone and then reducing it by often 70-80% when the customer turns up. Watchdog or someone should do an undercover investigation with a hidden camera.
[quote][p][bold]H.79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.[/p][/quote]What an incredibly ignorant and pathetic thing to say. Someone has just been held at knifepoint, which I can only imagine must be terrifying, and a prat like you thinks it's ok to nip online probably whilst sitting at home bored and alone on a Friday night, to write what only you can think is something funny. I take it if someone put a knife to your throat whilst you innocently went about your daily routine at work you'd be quite happy for us all to get on here and tell Knock Knock jokes about you? How about have a bit of decency and respect - if not for yourself, but others - and think about how people who are the victims in these stories may be feeling. Instead of wasting your time spouting childish nonsense and comments on here when you have nothing better to do with your time, try writing it all in a book. Then burn it.[/p][/quote]"to write what only you can think is something funny" I wasn't joking. They are a disgrace and its about time they were banned. They make money ribbing off innocent members of the public who are down on their luck. Quoting one price over the phone and then reducing it by often 70-80% when the customer turns up. Watchdog or someone should do an undercover investigation with a hidden camera. supermadmax
  • Score: 4

10:00am Sat 21 Jun 14

H.79 says...

supermadmax wrote:
H.79 wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.
What an incredibly ignorant and pathetic thing to say. Someone has just been held at knifepoint, which I can only imagine must be terrifying, and a prat like you thinks it's ok to nip online probably whilst sitting at home bored and alone on a Friday night, to write what only you can think is something funny. I take it if someone put a knife to your throat whilst you innocently went about your daily routine at work you'd be quite happy for us all to get on here and tell Knock Knock jokes about you?

How about have a bit of decency and respect - if not for yourself, but others - and think about how people who are the victims in these stories may be feeling.

Instead of wasting your time spouting childish nonsense and comments on here when you have nothing better to do with your time, try writing it all in a book. Then burn it.
"to write what only you can think is something funny"

I wasn't joking. They are a disgrace and its about time they were banned. They make money ribbing off innocent members of the public who are down on their luck. Quoting one price over the phone and then reducing it by often 70-80% when the customer turns up. Watchdog or someone should do an undercover investigation with a hidden camera.
That may be so, but the article was about how someone had been held up at knifepoint at work, not the credibility of the company.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]H.79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.[/p][/quote]What an incredibly ignorant and pathetic thing to say. Someone has just been held at knifepoint, which I can only imagine must be terrifying, and a prat like you thinks it's ok to nip online probably whilst sitting at home bored and alone on a Friday night, to write what only you can think is something funny. I take it if someone put a knife to your throat whilst you innocently went about your daily routine at work you'd be quite happy for us all to get on here and tell Knock Knock jokes about you? How about have a bit of decency and respect - if not for yourself, but others - and think about how people who are the victims in these stories may be feeling. Instead of wasting your time spouting childish nonsense and comments on here when you have nothing better to do with your time, try writing it all in a book. Then burn it.[/p][/quote]"to write what only you can think is something funny" I wasn't joking. They are a disgrace and its about time they were banned. They make money ribbing off innocent members of the public who are down on their luck. Quoting one price over the phone and then reducing it by often 70-80% when the customer turns up. Watchdog or someone should do an undercover investigation with a hidden camera.[/p][/quote]That may be so, but the article was about how someone had been held up at knifepoint at work, not the credibility of the company. H.79
  • Score: 11

2:46pm Sat 21 Jun 14

danger2013 says...

supermadmax wrote:
H.79 wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.
What an incredibly ignorant and pathetic thing to say. Someone has just been held at knifepoint, which I can only imagine must be terrifying, and a prat like you thinks it's ok to nip online probably whilst sitting at home bored and alone on a Friday night, to write what only you can think is something funny. I take it if someone put a knife to your throat whilst you innocently went about your daily routine at work you'd be quite happy for us all to get on here and tell Knock Knock jokes about you?

How about have a bit of decency and respect - if not for yourself, but others - and think about how people who are the victims in these stories may be feeling.

Instead of wasting your time spouting childish nonsense and comments on here when you have nothing better to do with your time, try writing it all in a book. Then burn it.
"to write what only you can think is something funny"

I wasn't joking. They are a disgrace and its about time they were banned. They make money ribbing off innocent members of the public who are down on their luck. Quoting one price over the phone and then reducing it by often 70-80% when the customer turns up. Watchdog or someone should do an undercover investigation with a hidden camera.
I agree with you supermax. The woman who was robbed knows what goes on. They deserve the tables turned on them.
Unlucky!!!
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]H.79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Webuyanycar are the biggest robbers going, probably a disgruntled customer whom they ripped off.[/p][/quote]What an incredibly ignorant and pathetic thing to say. Someone has just been held at knifepoint, which I can only imagine must be terrifying, and a prat like you thinks it's ok to nip online probably whilst sitting at home bored and alone on a Friday night, to write what only you can think is something funny. I take it if someone put a knife to your throat whilst you innocently went about your daily routine at work you'd be quite happy for us all to get on here and tell Knock Knock jokes about you? How about have a bit of decency and respect - if not for yourself, but others - and think about how people who are the victims in these stories may be feeling. Instead of wasting your time spouting childish nonsense and comments on here when you have nothing better to do with your time, try writing it all in a book. Then burn it.[/p][/quote]"to write what only you can think is something funny" I wasn't joking. They are a disgrace and its about time they were banned. They make money ribbing off innocent members of the public who are down on their luck. Quoting one price over the phone and then reducing it by often 70-80% when the customer turns up. Watchdog or someone should do an undercover investigation with a hidden camera.[/p][/quote]I agree with you supermax. The woman who was robbed knows what goes on. They deserve the tables turned on them. Unlucky!!! danger2013
  • Score: -3

5:43pm Sat 21 Jun 14

BIRLIS says...

Of course it doesn't excuse what happened to this lady, but out of interest are they really that bad? Everyone I know who has used them was very happy with the price. Perhaps some people misrepresented their cars' condition...?
Of course it doesn't excuse what happened to this lady, but out of interest are they really that bad? Everyone I know who has used them was very happy with the price. Perhaps some people misrepresented their cars' condition...? BIRLIS
  • Score: 7

5:55pm Sat 21 Jun 14

supermadmax says...

BIRLIS wrote:
Of course it doesn't excuse what happened to this lady, but out of interest are they really that bad? Everyone I know who has used them was very happy with the price. Perhaps some people misrepresented their cars' condition...?
Yep, how do you think they pay for those multi million pound advertising campaigns ?

They are like a cash converter / pawn shop for the car trade. Praying on the desperate.
[quote][p][bold]BIRLIS[/bold] wrote: Of course it doesn't excuse what happened to this lady, but out of interest are they really that bad? Everyone I know who has used them was very happy with the price. Perhaps some people misrepresented their cars' condition...?[/p][/quote]Yep, how do you think they pay for those multi million pound advertising campaigns ? They are like a cash converter / pawn shop for the car trade. Praying on the desperate. supermadmax
  • Score: 0

5:19pm Sun 22 Jun 14

jolllyboy says...

But surely crime is going down.
Restrictions on stop and search.?
Why are so many people around carrying knives still?
But surely crime is going down. Restrictions on stop and search.? Why are so many people around carrying knives still? jolllyboy
  • Score: 0

6:37pm Wed 25 Jun 14

whatsthat says...

"Quoting one price over the phone and then reducing it by often 70-80% when the customer turns up. Watchdog or someone should do an undercover investigation with a hidden camera.

I agree with you supermax. The woman who was robbed knows what goes on. They deserve the tables turned on them.
Unlucky!!!

You my dear uneducated friend is the one that wants holding at knife point you effing idiot!! my husband works for this company and im sick and tired of ppl slagging the company offmy husband never rips anyone off he has heart!! he heard all the horror stories before joining the team and its all bull.. what if it was your wife girlfirend etc that was attacked???? be a different story then wouldnt it. yeah the high end bosses of this company are all about the money which bosses arent?
this poor lady must be sick.. staff dont rip ppl off u need to collect your facts you jumped up little nobody!! all the ppl that b itch and moan over the company are the ppl that wont millions for a s hite car! as for what you stated about giving a price over the phone can the staff effing see your car through a phone??? NO they cant so if someone gives them bull about there car bigs it up they go on that price but when in fact the car comes in with marks dents etc no history wrong mileage you no you aint getting that price so youve got a 2000 ford parking dent scratches and its had 3 keepers but u say 2 yet u want 1800 haha yea right you wouldnt pay that your self..
i think you ppl really need to think before becoming keyboard warriors slating companys this lady could have been really hurt it could have been much worse but thankfully it wasnt
"Quoting one price over the phone and then reducing it by often 70-80% when the customer turns up. Watchdog or someone should do an undercover investigation with a hidden camera. I agree with you supermax. The woman who was robbed knows what goes on. They deserve the tables turned on them. Unlucky!!! You my dear uneducated friend is the one that wants holding at knife point you effing idiot!! my husband works for this company and im sick and tired of ppl slagging the company offmy husband never rips anyone off he has heart!! he heard all the horror stories before joining the team and its all bull.. what if it was your wife girlfirend etc that was attacked???? be a different story then wouldnt it. yeah the high end bosses of this company are all about the money which bosses arent? this poor lady must be sick.. staff dont rip ppl off u need to collect your facts you jumped up little nobody!! all the ppl that b itch and moan over the company are the ppl that wont millions for a s hite car! as for what you stated about giving a price over the phone can the staff effing see your car through a phone??? NO they cant so if someone gives them bull about there car bigs it up they go on that price but when in fact the car comes in with marks dents etc no history wrong mileage you no you aint getting that price so youve got a 2000 ford parking dent scratches and its had 3 keepers but u say 2 yet u want 1800 haha yea right you wouldnt pay that your self.. i think you ppl really need to think before becoming keyboard warriors slating companys this lady could have been really hurt it could have been much worse but thankfully it wasnt whatsthat
  • Score: 1

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