Do you this recognise this man wanted in connection with armed robberies in Basildon?

Do you this recognise this man wanted in connection with armed robberies in Basildon?

Do you this recognise this man wanted in connection with armed robberies in Basildon?

First published in Local News
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POLICE want to speak to this masked man in connection with two armed robberies at newsagents just before Christmas.

The first image relates to a robbery at Martin’s newsagent in Ballards Walk, Basildon where a cashier was threatened with a knife and forced to hand over a three figure sum of cash.

The terrifying raid happened just before 7.30am on Wednesday, December 11.

The second image relates to a robbery in Clay Hill Road in Basildon.

A man walked in to the shop, picked up an energy drink from the chiller cabinet and walk up to the till demanding money.

He left with a two figure sum of cash in notes and some change, as well as some tobacco.

The incident happened at 8.05am on December 13.

Detectives have connected the two robberies.

Investigating officer, Dc Nick May, said: "These robberies would have been very distressing for the staff members at these stores, who were simply trying to do their jobs when they were targeted.

"The images are really quite clear, particularly the one from the Clay Hill Road robbery, so I’m really hoping someone will recognise this man and contact police.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Dc May, or his colleagues at Basildon, on 101. Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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11:35am Wed 22 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Why aren't these cameras angled in such a way they get a full face image? And better quality. I know his face is half covered but surely with the technology we have today we should have cameras that are really sharp even HD
Why aren't these cameras angled in such a way they get a full face image? And better quality. I know his face is half covered but surely with the technology we have today we should have cameras that are really sharp even HD Kim Gandy
  • Score: 7

12:14pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Britanniaman says...

He looks like the Romanian Victor Spirescu’s who was met by Labour MP at Luton airport. Same eyes?
He looks like the Romanian Victor Spirescu’s who was met by Labour MP at Luton airport. Same eyes? Britanniaman
  • Score: 4

12:47pm Wed 22 Jan 14

297595 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Why aren't these cameras angled in such a way they get a full face image? And better quality. I know his face is half covered but surely with the technology we have today we should have cameras that are really sharp even HD
24/7 HD recording is more expensive than you realize
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Why aren't these cameras angled in such a way they get a full face image? And better quality. I know his face is half covered but surely with the technology we have today we should have cameras that are really sharp even HD[/p][/quote]24/7 HD recording is more expensive than you realize 297595
  • Score: 1

2:24pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Benefit-Scrounger says...

Hope he gets away with this. His probably just trying to put food on the table for his family.
Hope he gets away with this. His probably just trying to put food on the table for his family. Benefit-Scrounger
  • Score: -9

3:42pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Danman565 says...

Well he's clearly not wearing gloves in the first pic where he has his thumb on the till, I'd consider dusting for his print in that area using the picture as a guide... If no luck, check back in and the Echo Detective Agency will be happy to help further.
Well he's clearly not wearing gloves in the first pic where he has his thumb on the till, I'd consider dusting for his print in that area using the picture as a guide... If no luck, check back in and the Echo Detective Agency will be happy to help further. Danman565
  • Score: 3

5:23pm Wed 22 Jan 14

angryofessex says...

Benefit-Scrounger wrote:
Hope he gets away with this. His probably just trying to put food on the table for his family.
Yes, an admirable family man. More likely trying to put some smack into his arm.
[quote][p][bold]Benefit-Scrounger[/bold] wrote: Hope he gets away with this. His probably just trying to put food on the table for his family.[/p][/quote]Yes, an admirable family man. More likely trying to put some smack into his arm. angryofessex
  • Score: 5

5:32pm Wed 22 Jan 14

the25man says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Why aren't these cameras angled in such a way they get a full face image? And better quality. I know his face is half covered but surely with the technology we have today we should have cameras that are really sharp even HD
If things were perfect as you want then all criminals would caught but living in the real world that is not going to happen so we do the best we can
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Why aren't these cameras angled in such a way they get a full face image? And better quality. I know his face is half covered but surely with the technology we have today we should have cameras that are really sharp even HD[/p][/quote]If things were perfect as you want then all criminals would caught but living in the real world that is not going to happen so we do the best we can the25man
  • Score: 1

6:27am Thu 23 Jan 14

On Benefits & Proud says...

the25man wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Why aren't these cameras angled in such a way they get a full face image? And better quality. I know his face is half covered but surely with the technology we have today we should have cameras that are really sharp even HD
If things were perfect as you want then all criminals would caught but living in the real world that is not going to happen so we do the best we can
Well I'm shoplifter and I know for a fact most cameras these days are pretty blurry and not high quality. Gives me peace of mind.
[quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Why aren't these cameras angled in such a way they get a full face image? And better quality. I know his face is half covered but surely with the technology we have today we should have cameras that are really sharp even HD[/p][/quote]If things were perfect as you want then all criminals would caught but living in the real world that is not going to happen so we do the best we can[/p][/quote]Well I'm shoplifter and I know for a fact most cameras these days are pretty blurry and not high quality. Gives me peace of mind. On Benefits & Proud
  • Score: -5

12:41pm Thu 23 Jan 14

CSR0279 says...

Benefit-Scrounger wrote:
Hope he gets away with this. His probably just trying to put food on the table for his family.
That was my Mum he robbed at Knife point not once but twice! I do hope this never happens to a member of your family. Judging by your name and your stupid comment you are a prime example of the decline in todays society. There is nothing funny about this situation to the victims!
[quote][p][bold]Benefit-Scrounger[/bold] wrote: Hope he gets away with this. His probably just trying to put food on the table for his family.[/p][/quote]That was my Mum he robbed at Knife point not once but twice! I do hope this never happens to a member of your family. Judging by your name and your stupid comment you are a prime example of the decline in todays society. There is nothing funny about this situation to the victims! CSR0279
  • Score: 4

1:32pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Dave-Mawdsley says...

Benefit-Scrounger wrote:
Hope he gets away with this. His probably just trying to put food on the table for his family.
Il rob your mum at knifepoint, you know, just to put food on my table. And we'll see how you feel about that? In fact I hope somebody robs you at knifepoint but actually uses the knife as I'd quite like you to die..
[quote][p][bold]Benefit-Scrounger[/bold] wrote: Hope he gets away with this. His probably just trying to put food on the table for his family.[/p][/quote]Il rob your mum at knifepoint, you know, just to put food on my table. And we'll see how you feel about that? In fact I hope somebody robs you at knifepoint but actually uses the knife as I'd quite like you to die.. Dave-Mawdsley
  • Score: -2

7:28pm Thu 23 Jan 14

ThisYear says...

Dave-Mawdsley wrote:
Benefit-Scrounger wrote:
Hope he gets away with this. His probably just trying to put food on the table for his family.
Il rob your mum at knifepoint, you know, just to put food on my table. And we'll see how you feel about that? In fact I hope somebody robs you at knifepoint but actually uses the knife as I'd quite like you to die..
What a dreadful post!
[quote][p][bold]Dave-Mawdsley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Benefit-Scrounger[/bold] wrote: Hope he gets away with this. His probably just trying to put food on the table for his family.[/p][/quote]Il rob your mum at knifepoint, you know, just to put food on my table. And we'll see how you feel about that? In fact I hope somebody robs you at knifepoint but actually uses the knife as I'd quite like you to die..[/p][/quote]What a dreadful post! ThisYear
  • Score: 0

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