Thieves target man in mobility scooter

THIEVES targeted a man in a mobility scooter outside a supermarket.

The victim, a man in his seventies, had withdrawn money from the cash machine outside Morrisons, in London Road, Hadleigh, when he was approached by the heartless crooks.

The man and a woman asked him for change.

the man put his wallet and bank cards into his pocket. But unknown to him one of the thieves picked his pocket and removed the wallet containing £30 and cards.

The incident happened at about 12.30pm on Sunday February 3.

The pair, who both had foreign accents, drove off in a blue van.

Anyone who can help should contact PC Dylan Barry at Rayleigh Neighbourhood Crime Team on 101.

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5:19pm Sun 10 Feb 13

upset says...

3rd of Feb!! another history lesson?
3rd of Feb!! another history lesson? upset

5:22pm Sun 10 Feb 13

barneydrop says...

What a surprise, the scum had foreign accents.
What a surprise, the scum had foreign accents. barneydrop

5:25pm Sun 10 Feb 13

bumper says...

that's what you get letting this foreign scum into the country
there is enough of our own scum with out letting more into the country .....
that's what you get letting this foreign scum into the country there is enough of our own scum with out letting more into the country ..... bumper

5:48pm Sun 10 Feb 13

jolllyboy says...

Sick. this is not the only crime i have heard of involving foreigners. Are we expected to accept that they are all here legally. Southend is becoming a magnet for them. Are they sending them here from London. We have enough problems of our own. but then this council cannot even keep vandals from damaging lifts and getting rid of drug dealers.
Sick. this is not the only crime i have heard of involving foreigners. Are we expected to accept that they are all here legally. Southend is becoming a magnet for them. Are they sending them here from London. We have enough problems of our own. but then this council cannot even keep vandals from damaging lifts and getting rid of drug dealers. jolllyboy

6:09pm Sun 10 Feb 13

InTheKnowOk says...

Was stopped outside the store yesterday by some guy who claimed he had broken down at the Woodmans and needed money to get to Southend. Scam? most likely, but it's a sad world when you doubt everyone and don't help.
Was stopped outside the store yesterday by some guy who claimed he had broken down at the Woodmans and needed money to get to Southend. Scam? most likely, but it's a sad world when you doubt everyone and don't help. InTheKnowOk

6:23pm Sun 10 Feb 13

rochford111 says...

Well i am not surprised it is so sad but this is the result of the politicians failing to control immigration into this country just letting the scum in from Eastern Europe in, now we have to put up with their POXY MEAT as well for CHRISTS SAKE BRITAIN wake up and stop this NOW.
Well i am not surprised it is so sad but this is the result of the politicians failing to control immigration into this country just letting the scum in from Eastern Europe in, now we have to put up with their POXY MEAT as well for CHRISTS SAKE BRITAIN wake up and stop this NOW. rochford111

6:52pm Sun 10 Feb 13

whataday says...

filthy foreign lowlife scumbags Send them back NOW
filthy foreign lowlife scumbags Send them back NOW whataday

8:07pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Eric the Red says...

How long before the Echo remove the comments, and block postings by decent people - just like they've done on the Travellers' site in Basildon thread?
How long before the Echo remove the comments, and block postings by decent people - just like they've done on the Travellers' site in Basildon thread? Eric the Red

8:08pm Sun 10 Feb 13

pembury53 says...

rochford111 wrote:
Well i am not surprised it is so sad but this is the result of the politicians failing to control immigration into this country just letting the scum in from Eastern Europe in, now we have to put up with their POXY MEAT as well for CHRISTS SAKE BRITAIN wake up and stop this NOW.
I agree 100% but tragically it's beyond repair. Millions already in, and mostly from cultures that believe in large families, and believe me they are wasting no time in making large families ! Even if it were possible to reverse this catastrophe, how many people are actually prepared to vote for it ? Even people who vote UKIP are branded as racist, so the prospect of any real change is practically non existent. And... you 'aint seen nothing yet !
[quote][p][bold]rochford111[/bold] wrote: Well i am not surprised it is so sad but this is the result of the politicians failing to control immigration into this country just letting the scum in from Eastern Europe in, now we have to put up with their POXY MEAT as well for CHRISTS SAKE BRITAIN wake up and stop this NOW.[/p][/quote]I agree 100% but tragically it's beyond repair. Millions already in, and mostly from cultures that believe in large families, and believe me they are wasting no time in making large families ! Even if it were possible to reverse this catastrophe, how many people are actually prepared to vote for it ? Even people who vote UKIP are branded as racist, so the prospect of any real change is practically non existent. And... you 'aint seen nothing yet ! pembury53

8:18pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Elephantman2 says...

Usual **** being posted I see!
Usual **** being posted I see! Elephantman2

9:32pm Sun 10 Feb 13

bazza 1 says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Sick. this is not the only crime i have heard of involving foreigners. Are we expected to accept that they are all here legally. Southend is becoming a magnet for them. Are they sending them here from London. We have enough problems of our own. but then this council cannot even keep vandals from damaging lifts and getting rid of drug dealers.
It's not just Southend, Jollyboy. Basildon is the same. It's like the United Nations when you walk through the town centre here.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Sick. this is not the only crime i have heard of involving foreigners. Are we expected to accept that they are all here legally. Southend is becoming a magnet for them. Are they sending them here from London. We have enough problems of our own. but then this council cannot even keep vandals from damaging lifts and getting rid of drug dealers.[/p][/quote]It's not just Southend, Jollyboy. Basildon is the same. It's like the United Nations when you walk through the town centre here. bazza 1

4:30am Mon 11 Feb 13

Leighexpat says...

"THIEVES targeted a man in a mobility scooter outside a supermarket."

or "Man in mobility scooter targeted by thieves"

Unless the thieves are now running around town on a mobility scooter.
"THIEVES targeted a man in a mobility scooter outside a supermarket." or "Man in mobility scooter targeted by thieves" Unless the thieves are now running around town on a mobility scooter. Leighexpat

7:33am Mon 11 Feb 13

ChampKind says...

barneydrop wrote:
What a surprise, the scum had foreign accents.
You're right, but unfortunately a crime like this isn't always foreigners.
[quote][p][bold]barneydrop[/bold] wrote: What a surprise, the scum had foreign accents.[/p][/quote]You're right, but unfortunately a crime like this isn't always foreigners. ChampKind

8:06am Mon 11 Feb 13

Rich=Carol says...

This is a nothing crime, just wait until the Bulgarians get here then you will see crime figures hit the roof. Not only are they violent and very well organised, they hate the Black people with vengance. People think its bad now, OMG you are in for a SHOCK !
This is a nothing crime, just wait until the Bulgarians get here then you will see crime figures hit the roof. Not only are they violent and very well organised, they hate the Black people with vengance. People think its bad now, OMG you are in for a SHOCK ! Rich=Carol

8:22am Mon 11 Feb 13

apapa palm says...

Eric the Red wrote:
How long before the Echo remove the comments, and block postings by decent people - just like they've done on the Travellers' site in Basildon thread?
I got a warning and they removed a comment yesterday, The truth hurts, what happened to free speech
[quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: How long before the Echo remove the comments, and block postings by decent people - just like they've done on the Travellers' site in Basildon thread?[/p][/quote]I got a warning and they removed a comment yesterday, The truth hurts, what happened to free speech apapa palm

9:07am Mon 11 Feb 13

Bigmama1 says...

Although I'm very sorry to hear about this man's story this is happening in other areas also. The influx of undesirables will only get worse I'm afraid. My husband and I NEVER use the outside ATM's for this reason. We plan ahead and go inside any bank to use the ATM's which is safer. Also less risk of the ATM being tampered with cloning machines. Please remember to VOTE for UKIP.
Although I'm very sorry to hear about this man's story this is happening in other areas also. The influx of undesirables will only get worse I'm afraid. My husband and I NEVER use the outside ATM's for this reason. We plan ahead and go inside any bank to use the ATM's which is safer. Also less risk of the ATM being tampered with cloning machines. Please remember to VOTE for UKIP. Bigmama1

9:27am Mon 11 Feb 13

Rich=Carol says...

Bigmama1 wrote:
Although I'm very sorry to hear about this man's story this is happening in other areas also. The influx of undesirables will only get worse I'm afraid. My husband and I NEVER use the outside ATM's for this reason. We plan ahead and go inside any bank to use the ATM's which is safer. Also less risk of the ATM being tampered with cloning machines. Please remember to VOTE for UKIP.
Problem is on this Echo site is that there are a few people that are these pathetic do-gooders and they report all posts thas say vote UKIP and then the Echo ban you. Of course we know how to vote because we care and love our country but and it seems ukip is the only people to sort this mad problem out. Also some of these do-gooders class ukip as a racist group. Best not to say vote ukip because u will be classed as a racist. This country has gone mental.
[quote][p][bold]Bigmama1[/bold] wrote: Although I'm very sorry to hear about this man's story this is happening in other areas also. The influx of undesirables will only get worse I'm afraid. My husband and I NEVER use the outside ATM's for this reason. We plan ahead and go inside any bank to use the ATM's which is safer. Also less risk of the ATM being tampered with cloning machines. Please remember to VOTE for UKIP.[/p][/quote]Problem is on this Echo site is that there are a few people that are these pathetic do-gooders and they report all posts thas say vote UKIP and then the Echo ban you. Of course we know how to vote because we care and love our country but and it seems ukip is the only people to sort this mad problem out. Also some of these do-gooders class ukip as a racist group. Best not to say vote ukip because u will be classed as a racist. This country has gone mental. Rich=Carol

1:07pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Seasider90 says...

How many of you complaining voted Labour/Lib/Tory? Loads I bet. The ONLY chance we have got left is if UKIP get in.
How many of you complaining voted Labour/Lib/Tory? Loads I bet. The ONLY chance we have got left is if UKIP get in. Seasider90

2:15pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Eric the Red says...

Seasider90 wrote:
How many of you complaining voted Labour/Lib/Tory? Loads I bet. The ONLY chance we have got left is if UKIP get in.
I've joined UKIP!
[quote][p][bold]Seasider90[/bold] wrote: How many of you complaining voted Labour/Lib/Tory? Loads I bet. The ONLY chance we have got left is if UKIP get in.[/p][/quote]I've joined UKIP! Eric the Red

3:52pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Rich=Carol says...

I voted Labour until harold wilson slaughtered this country. I think now the country is finished for the English so who can I vote and I would NOT vote BNP or NF because they are racist. Its gotta be UKIP as no other party are interested in the real people .
I voted Labour until harold wilson slaughtered this country. I think now the country is finished for the English so who can I vote and I would NOT vote BNP or NF because they are racist. Its gotta be UKIP as no other party are interested in the real people . Rich=Carol

5:16pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Alekhine says...

apapa palm wrote:
Eric the Red wrote: How long before the Echo remove the comments, and block postings by decent people - just like they've done on the Travellers' site in Basildon thread?
I got a warning and they removed a comment yesterday, The truth hurts, what happened to free speech
What can our government do? They don't even have the authority to suspend the inport of the dodgy meat pending investigation. EU regulations, what a farce.
[quote][p][bold]apapa palm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: How long before the Echo remove the comments, and block postings by decent people - just like they've done on the Travellers' site in Basildon thread?[/p][/quote]I got a warning and they removed a comment yesterday, The truth hurts, what happened to free speech[/p][/quote]What can our government do? They don't even have the authority to suspend the inport of the dodgy meat pending investigation. EU regulations, what a farce. Alekhine

5:19pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Alekhine says...

I did notice that the French are removing produce from their supermarket shelves.
I did notice that the French are removing produce from their supermarket shelves. Alekhine

8:29pm Mon 11 Feb 13

southchurch bob says...

Southend Council keep banging on about the



2 Baby Boom when refering to overcdowded school places What Baby Boom ??? we didnt have power cuts what we have had is an influx of people from outside the County?Country Perhaps??
Southend Council keep banging on about the 2 Baby Boom when refering to overcdowded school places What Baby Boom ??? we didnt have power cuts what we have had is an influx of people from outside the County?Country Perhaps?? southchurch bob

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