Masked raiders hit Canvey arcade in latest island robbery

Do you know this man? - Police release CCTV images of robber

Do you know this man? - Police release CCTV images of robber

First published in Local News

MASKED robbers held up a seafront arcade at gunpoint in the latest in a string of incidents on Canvey.

A handgun was pulled on staff at Canvey Amusements, in Furtherwick Road, as two thieves demanded cash from the safe.

The thugs, one in his 20s and the other older, made off with a four-figure sum of money following the incident which happened just before 6pm last Sunday (Nov 18).

It is the eleventh armed robbery the Echo has reported on in Canvey so far in 2012.

Since August alone the Co-Op in Linden Way has been targeted twice, Bargain Booze in Long Road has been struck twice by robbers, and Canvey Island Dry Cleaning in High Street was held up by a robber brandishing a metal pole.

The older man is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, wearing a black jacket, woolly hat and jeans.

He is said to have a local accent.

The other man had his face covered with a scarf and hat.

Police launched a search of the area and are currently reviewing CCTV images in the local area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Crime team at Southend on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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4:54pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

It is the eleventh armed robbery the Echo has reported on in Canvey so far in 2012.


about the fifth in as many weeks isn't it?
[quote]It is the eleventh armed robbery the Echo has reported on in Canvey so far in 2012.[/quote] about the fifth in as many weeks isn't it? Eric Whim
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4:55pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

maybe they should allow all shopkeepers to arm themselves with a shotgun or two and let them use them as necessary
maybe they should allow all shopkeepers to arm themselves with a shotgun or two and let them use them as necessary Eric Whim
  • Score: 4

4:58pm Mon 19 Nov 12

perini says...

Didn't the Police say something along the lines of 'Closing this station won't have any adverse effect to the level of crime?' just prior to closing Canvey Police Station. I think they now need to rethink that one - maybe, just maybe they will soon realise that common sense dictates that closing a station will result in higher levels of crime. The general public realises it so why can't they?
Basically they've lost control!!
Didn't the Police say something along the lines of 'Closing this station won't have any adverse effect to the level of crime?' just prior to closing Canvey Police Station. I think they now need to rethink that one - maybe, just maybe they will soon realise that common sense dictates that closing a station will result in higher levels of crime. The general public realises it so why can't they? Basically they've lost control!! perini
  • Score: 13

4:59pm Mon 19 Nov 12

KonArtist says...

11th armed robbery on canvey this year. The locals get so bored on 'the island' that they have to resort to armed robbery. I reckon they made their escape on a boat across into Kent.
11th armed robbery on canvey this year. The locals get so bored on 'the island' that they have to resort to armed robbery. I reckon they made their escape on a boat across into Kent. KonArtist
  • Score: -10

5:12pm Mon 19 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

perini wrote:
Didn't the Police say something along the lines of 'Closing this station won't have any adverse effect to the level of crime?' just prior to closing Canvey Police Station. I think they now need to rethink that one - maybe, just maybe they will soon realise that common sense dictates that closing a station will result in higher levels of crime. The general public realises it so why can't they?
Basically they've lost control!!
I agree and I understand the police presence on Thorney Bay has gone as thought no longer necessary. Of course to suggest that the crime rate has escalated as Thorney Bay has expanded will result in the usual avalanche of being accused of being unfair, racist a nimby etc. Sure you will add more "upset".
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Didn't the Police say something along the lines of 'Closing this station won't have any adverse effect to the level of crime?' just prior to closing Canvey Police Station. I think they now need to rethink that one - maybe, just maybe they will soon realise that common sense dictates that closing a station will result in higher levels of crime. The general public realises it so why can't they? Basically they've lost control!![/p][/quote]I agree and I understand the police presence on Thorney Bay has gone as thought no longer necessary. Of course to suggest that the crime rate has escalated as Thorney Bay has expanded will result in the usual avalanche of being accused of being unfair, racist a nimby etc. Sure you will add more "upset". John T Pharro
  • Score: 4

5:32pm Mon 19 Nov 12

howironic says...

Furtherwick Road isn't on the seafront
Furtherwick Road isn't on the seafront howironic
  • Score: 5

5:37pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

howironic wrote:
Furtherwick Road isn't on the seafront
unless they've experienced a bit of a storm surge
[quote][p][bold]howironic[/bold] wrote: Furtherwick Road isn't on the seafront[/p][/quote]unless they've experienced a bit of a storm surge Eric Whim
  • Score: 3

6:46pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Brunning999 says...

Hey what do you expect. It is obvious to any normal person other than a Politician to expect more burglaries, more Robberies and more domestic disputes when Christmas is coming criminals with no employment and family pressure want money loads of money.

At such a growing problem the last thing any sensible person would do is lower the funding of the Police, and demoralise the Officers further by lowering their wages, pensions and making them work until they are 60 when most people of that age know how difficult it can be to run after a teenager or physically control a 20 yr old, even having to fight a anti Social half wit.

If you want a fit and Abel Police service we have got to pay, we don't want 1000's of overweight unfit 60 year old's only the criminals and anti social yobs want that.

PLEASE POLITICIANS WAKE UP BEFORE YOU HAVE A DISASTER ON YOUR HANDS WHEN DRASTIC MEASURES WILL BE NEEDED AND DON'T TO RELY ON THE ARMY WHICH IS REDUCING DAILY WHILST BEING EXPECTED TO DO MORE AND MORE.

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET UNLESS WE HAVE LAW AND ORDER WE HAVE NOTHING.
Hey what do you expect. It is obvious to any normal person other than a Politician to expect more burglaries, more Robberies and more domestic disputes when Christmas is coming criminals with no employment and family pressure want money loads of money. At such a growing problem the last thing any sensible person would do is lower the funding of the Police, and demoralise the Officers further by lowering their wages, pensions and making them work until they are 60 when most people of that age know how difficult it can be to run after a teenager or physically control a 20 yr old, even having to fight a anti Social half wit. If you want a fit and Abel Police service we have got to pay, we don't want 1000's of overweight unfit 60 year old's only the criminals and anti social yobs want that. PLEASE POLITICIANS WAKE UP BEFORE YOU HAVE A DISASTER ON YOUR HANDS WHEN DRASTIC MEASURES WILL BE NEEDED AND DON'T TO RELY ON THE ARMY WHICH IS REDUCING DAILY WHILST BEING EXPECTED TO DO MORE AND MORE. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET UNLESS WE HAVE LAW AND ORDER WE HAVE NOTHING. Brunning999
  • Score: 8

6:52pm Mon 19 Nov 12

upset says...

John T Pharro wrote:
perini wrote:
Didn't the Police say something along the lines of 'Closing this station won't have any adverse effect to the level of crime?' just prior to closing Canvey Police Station. I think they now need to rethink that one - maybe, just maybe they will soon realise that common sense dictates that closing a station will result in higher levels of crime. The general public realises it so why can't they?
Basically they've lost control!!
I agree and I understand the police presence on Thorney Bay has gone as thought no longer necessary. Of course to suggest that the crime rate has escalated as Thorney Bay has expanded will result in the usual avalanche of being accused of being unfair, racist a nimby etc. Sure you will add more "upset".
No John, sit down, on what you say we agree.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Didn't the Police say something along the lines of 'Closing this station won't have any adverse effect to the level of crime?' just prior to closing Canvey Police Station. I think they now need to rethink that one - maybe, just maybe they will soon realise that common sense dictates that closing a station will result in higher levels of crime. The general public realises it so why can't they? Basically they've lost control!![/p][/quote]I agree and I understand the police presence on Thorney Bay has gone as thought no longer necessary. Of course to suggest that the crime rate has escalated as Thorney Bay has expanded will result in the usual avalanche of being accused of being unfair, racist a nimby etc. Sure you will add more "upset".[/p][/quote]No John, sit down, on what you say we agree. upset
  • Score: 3

6:57pm Mon 19 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

upset wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
perini wrote:
Didn't the Police say something along the lines of 'Closing this station won't have any adverse effect to the level of crime?' just prior to closing Canvey Police Station. I think they now need to rethink that one - maybe, just maybe they will soon realise that common sense dictates that closing a station will result in higher levels of crime. The general public realises it so why can't they?
Basically they've lost control!!
I agree and I understand the police presence on Thorney Bay has gone as thought no longer necessary. Of course to suggest that the crime rate has escalated as Thorney Bay has expanded will result in the usual avalanche of being accused of being unfair, racist a nimby etc. Sure you will add more "upset".
No John, sit down, on what you say we agree.
Gotcha!!
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Didn't the Police say something along the lines of 'Closing this station won't have any adverse effect to the level of crime?' just prior to closing Canvey Police Station. I think they now need to rethink that one - maybe, just maybe they will soon realise that common sense dictates that closing a station will result in higher levels of crime. The general public realises it so why can't they? Basically they've lost control!![/p][/quote]I agree and I understand the police presence on Thorney Bay has gone as thought no longer necessary. Of course to suggest that the crime rate has escalated as Thorney Bay has expanded will result in the usual avalanche of being accused of being unfair, racist a nimby etc. Sure you will add more "upset".[/p][/quote]No John, sit down, on what you say we agree.[/p][/quote]Gotcha!! John T Pharro
  • Score: 2

9:52pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Rich\Carol says...

How long before Canvey becomes as bad as southend ? Not long
How long before Canvey becomes as bad as southend ? Not long Rich\Carol
  • Score: 0

10:28pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Mixed Pickles says...

Raise the drawbridge before it's too late !
Raise the drawbridge before it's too late ! Mixed Pickles
  • Score: -2

7:54am Tue 20 Nov 12

miss canvey girl says...

Pffft
Pffft miss canvey girl
  • Score: -3

9:01am Tue 20 Nov 12

upset says...

miss canvey girl wrote:
Pffft
Nice one, they will think you cant spell.
[quote][p][bold]miss canvey girl[/bold] wrote: Pffft[/p][/quote]Nice one, they will think you cant spell. upset
  • Score: -2

11:20am Tue 20 Nov 12

crunch29 says...

Eric Whim wrote:
howironic wrote: Furtherwick Road isn't on the seafront
unless they've experienced a bit of a storm surge
It didn't happen to the arcade along the seafront, it happened at the arcade next to Boots in the town.
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]howironic[/bold] wrote: Furtherwick Road isn't on the seafront[/p][/quote]unless they've experienced a bit of a storm surge[/p][/quote]It didn't happen to the arcade along the seafront, it happened at the arcade next to Boots in the town. crunch29
  • Score: 2

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