Robbers hold knife to victim’s throat

Robbers hold knife to victim’s throat

Robbers hold knife to victim’s throat

First published in News Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

ROBBERS held a knife to a man’s throat then frogmarched him to a cash machine.

The terrifying robbery happened at 12.25am on Sunday as the victim was walking home from a night out.

He was approached in Durham Road, Laindon, by two men who asked him for a cigarette.

One of the attackers then put a knife against the 22- year-old victim’s throat and demanded he hand over his mobile phone.

They ordered him to give up his cash card, PIN number and cash. The two thugs then walked the terrified victim towards Laindon station, but ran off before they got to the cash machine.

A short time later the suspects used the victim’s cash card to withdraw £50 from the cash machine at the station.

Det Sgt Mike Wilkinson, from Basildon police station said: “The victim was left shaken, but unharmed.

“I would urge anyone with information about this attack to contact me.”

The first robber was a white man, aged between 16 and 20, 5ft 8ins tall and slim build.

He was wearing a dark tracksuit, a dark baseball cap and was carrying a knife with a three-inch blade.

The second attacker was aged between 16 and 20 years, 5ft 8ins tall and slim build.

He was wearing a black hooded top and denim jeans.

Despite fears from local residents, figures released by Essex Police last month showed that crime had not increased since the introduction of part-night lighting by Essex County Council in February.

Streetlights are switched off between midnight and 5am.

Police crime commissioner, Nick Alston, said he would adopt a “waiting brief” on whether to lobby the council on full night time lighting.

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12:08pm Thu 17 Jul 14

supermadmax says...

All a bit weird.... I wonder if there is any CCTV of whiteness to verify ?

I have a sneaky feeling a drunken lad, spent a little to much on a night out and came up with this as an excuse.
All a bit weird.... I wonder if there is any CCTV of whiteness to verify ? I have a sneaky feeling a drunken lad, spent a little to much on a night out and came up with this as an excuse. supermadmax
  • Score: -28

12:15pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Gary_Williamson says...

supermadmax... really? no mate, this is 2 scumbags taking advantage of the midnight curfew... and cctv? lol they marched him past the police station....
supermadmax... really? no mate, this is 2 scumbags taking advantage of the midnight curfew... and cctv? lol they marched him past the police station.... Gary_Williamson
  • Score: 16

12:22pm Thu 17 Jul 14

DAGASMAN says...

Gary_Williamson wrote:
supermadmax... really? no mate, this is 2 scumbags taking advantage of the midnight curfew... and cctv? lol they marched him past the police station....
Ignore him, he has a crazy, insulting theory for every crime thats ever been reported. According to max, crime doesnt exist, just insurance jobs & drug deals gone bad
[quote][p][bold]Gary_Williamson[/bold] wrote: supermadmax... really? no mate, this is 2 scumbags taking advantage of the midnight curfew... and cctv? lol they marched him past the police station....[/p][/quote]Ignore him, he has a crazy, insulting theory for every crime thats ever been reported. According to max, crime doesnt exist, just insurance jobs & drug deals gone bad DAGASMAN
  • Score: 20

12:22pm Thu 17 Jul 14

MitchLive says...

Oh look, Laindon again. Perhaps the Echo could set up a seperate page with all the Laindon stories so I don't have to keep reading about this cesspit.
Oh look, Laindon again. Perhaps the Echo could set up a seperate page with all the Laindon stories so I don't have to keep reading about this cesspit. MitchLive
  • Score: 16

3:40pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Jock37ng says...

supermadmax wrote:
All a bit weird.... I wonder if there is any CCTV of whiteness to verify ?

I have a sneaky feeling a drunken lad, spent a little to much on a night out and came up with this as an excuse.
All a bit weird... Just like you, you crazy fool !
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: All a bit weird.... I wonder if there is any CCTV of whiteness to verify ? I have a sneaky feeling a drunken lad, spent a little to much on a night out and came up with this as an excuse.[/p][/quote]All a bit weird... Just like you, you crazy fool ! Jock37ng
  • Score: 6

10:18pm Thu 17 Jul 14

the25man says...

Phones with a tazer would be good.
If you enter a wrong pin number three times the card gets taken.
Phones with a tazer would be good. If you enter a wrong pin number three times the card gets taken. the25man
  • Score: 0

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