Efits issued of pair who stole car at gunpoint before it was found in High Road, Benfleet

Echo: Efits issued of pair who stole car at gunpoint Efits issued of pair who stole car at gunpoint

POLICE have issued Efits of a man and woman who stole a car at gunpoint while on a test drive.

The victim, from Braintree, was selling his car and was contacted by the prospective buyers who took the motor – which was later found in Benfleet.

The incident happened on March 25 around 8pm when the owner of the high value vehicle was met by the man and woman and took them out on a test drive.

The male suspect was driving when he pulled up in the lay-by the Gt Leighs race track and pointed a gun at the owner and demanded he got out.

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They then drove off. Police were alerted and the car was recovered in the High Road, Benfleet early the following morning.

The frightened victim, hopes someone will recognise the pair who he believes may come from South Essex or east London area.

He said: "I would warn anyone who is considering taking a stranger on a test drive to make sure that they get a copy of their driving licence, check their insurance documents and make a note of the registration number of the vehicle they arrive in."

Anyone who recognises the two people is asked to contact detectives at Chelmsford CID on 101, or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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3:21pm Thu 3 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

all seems a bit excessive just to get from braintree to benfleet.....
all seems a bit excessive just to get from braintree to benfleet..... pembury53
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3:44pm Thu 3 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy.
if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -2

3:53pm Thu 3 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

It will be through that ugly looking woman, that these people are caught, perhaps she thought of Jodie Marsh, when she went for that hair job, though should have considered a nose/face job as well....
It will be through that ugly looking woman, that these people are caught, perhaps she thought of Jodie Marsh, when she went for that hair job, though should have considered a nose/face job as well.... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -1

3:56pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy.
As does the benefit of hindsight
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy.[/p][/quote]As does the benefit of hindsight Richy don't shine shoes no more
  • Score: 8

3:57pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

That bird is actually a hippy from Chelmsford who is often seen wearing a dress
That bird is actually a hippy from Chelmsford who is often seen wearing a dress Howard Cháse
  • Score: 2

4:03pm Thu 3 Apr 14

runwellian says...

I thought that a test drive meant the insured owner of the car took you out for a run it it?
Are folk legally allowed to drive a car not insured in their name?
I thought that a test drive meant the insured owner of the car took you out for a run it it? Are folk legally allowed to drive a car not insured in their name? runwellian
  • Score: 3

4:28pm Thu 3 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy.
As does the benefit of hindsight
Dogsmess is very wise...after the event!
[quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy.[/p][/quote]As does the benefit of hindsight[/p][/quote]Dogsmess is very wise...after the event! ThisYear
  • Score: 3

4:54pm Thu 3 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

ThisYear wrote:
Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy.
As does the benefit of hindsight
Dogsmess is very wise...after the event!
Stalker.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy.[/p][/quote]As does the benefit of hindsight[/p][/quote]Dogsmess is very wise...after the event![/p][/quote]Stalker. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 0

4:57pm Thu 3 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

runwellian wrote:
I thought that a test drive meant the insured owner of the car took you out for a run it it?
Are folk legally allowed to drive a car not insured in their name?
Yes but only if they carry insurance on their own vehicle, as a private seller you will never know if they have insurance or not unless they show it to you which could be a printed fake of course so private sellers beware.
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: I thought that a test drive meant the insured owner of the car took you out for a run it it? Are folk legally allowed to drive a car not insured in their name?[/p][/quote]Yes but only if they carry insurance on their own vehicle, as a private seller you will never know if they have insurance or not unless they show it to you which could be a printed fake of course so private sellers beware. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 2

5:03pm Thu 3 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy.
As does the benefit of hindsight
If you deal with the general public daily you do get or should have that extra sense it is useful,Some sellers may just be thinking of the end goal of getting a sale on their car, they could be desperate to sell so many will be blinded, the clever ones are not, just be one step ahead thats all i am saying.
[quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy.[/p][/quote]As does the benefit of hindsight[/p][/quote]If you deal with the general public daily you do get or should have that extra sense it is useful,Some sellers may just be thinking of the end goal of getting a sale on their car, they could be desperate to sell so many will be blinded, the clever ones are not, just be one step ahead thats all i am saying. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 4

5:10pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Nelly99 says...

If the woman's hair was that colour that was the givaway! Ever seen 'em on the bus? Warning bells...loony alert...mauve hair. That said, if any loony women want to buy an old Ford Prefect...only £10,000. One owner...
If the woman's hair was that colour that was the givaway! Ever seen 'em on the bus? Warning bells...loony alert...mauve hair. That said, if any loony women want to buy an old Ford Prefect...only £10,000. One owner... Nelly99
  • Score: 1

6:06pm Thu 3 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy.
As does the benefit of hindsight
Dogsmess is very wise...after the event!
Stalker.
No thank you I already have one...in hindsight.

A post invites a reply..or do you think differently?
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy.[/p][/quote]As does the benefit of hindsight[/p][/quote]Dogsmess is very wise...after the event![/p][/quote]Stalker.[/p][/quote]No thank you I already have one...in hindsight. A post invites a reply..or do you think differently? ThisYear
  • Score: -1

6:26pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Royr says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
runwellian wrote:
I thought that a test drive meant the insured owner of the car took you out for a run it it?
Are folk legally allowed to drive a car not insured in their name?
Yes but only if they carry insurance on their own vehicle, as a private seller you will never know if they have insurance or not unless they show it to you which could be a printed fake of course so private sellers beware.
Quite correct - and also, would anyone buy a car they had not had the chance to drive?
I certainly would not - even a brand new car!
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: I thought that a test drive meant the insured owner of the car took you out for a run it it? Are folk legally allowed to drive a car not insured in their name?[/p][/quote]Yes but only if they carry insurance on their own vehicle, as a private seller you will never know if they have insurance or not unless they show it to you which could be a printed fake of course so private sellers beware.[/p][/quote]Quite correct - and also, would anyone buy a car they had not had the chance to drive? I certainly would not - even a brand new car! Royr
  • Score: 1

6:39pm Thu 3 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
It will be through that ugly looking woman, that these people are caught, perhaps she thought of Jodie Marsh, when she went for that hair job, though should have considered a nose/face job as well....
do you reckon she asked for a 'waynes world'
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: It will be through that ugly looking woman, that these people are caught, perhaps she thought of Jodie Marsh, when she went for that hair job, though should have considered a nose/face job as well....[/p][/quote]do you reckon she asked for a 'waynes world' pembury53
  • Score: 0

8:30pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Mike Smith says...

pembury53 wrote:
all seems a bit excessive just to get from braintree to benfleet.....
Ever tried getting from Braintree to Benfleet at that time of night? It's cheaper than a taxi.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: all seems a bit excessive just to get from braintree to benfleet.....[/p][/quote]Ever tried getting from Braintree to Benfleet at that time of night? It's cheaper than a taxi. Mike Smith
  • Score: 2

12:24pm Fri 4 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote: if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy.
As does the benefit of hindsight
If you deal with the general public daily you do get or should have that extra sense it is useful,Some sellers may just be thinking of the end goal of getting a sale on their car, they could be desperate to sell so many will be blinded, the clever ones are not, just be one step ahead thats all i am saying.
if two wrong 'uns looking like that turned up i doubt a '6th sense' would be necessary....
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: if 2 clowns like that turned up to look at my car i would decline them a test drive 100%., sixth sense comes in handy.[/p][/quote]As does the benefit of hindsight[/p][/quote]If you deal with the general public daily you do get or should have that extra sense it is useful,Some sellers may just be thinking of the end goal of getting a sale on their car, they could be desperate to sell so many will be blinded, the clever ones are not, just be one step ahead thats all i am saying.[/p][/quote]if two wrong 'uns looking like that turned up i doubt a '6th sense' would be necessary.... pembury53
  • Score: -1

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