Brave Kirit a match for Southend machete robber

Echo: Brave Kirit a match for machete robber Brave Kirit a match for machete robber

A MACHETE-WIELDING crook who tried to rob a newsagents was foiled by its quick thinking owner.

Kirit Patel, 63, who owns Style News newsagents in Hamstel Road, Southend, thought he was going to be killed when the thug shut him in his store and pointed a knife “as big as his arm” at him.

The would-be robber demanded money, but Mr Patel, who has run his shop for the last 15 years, tricked him by going out the back to pick up some cash.

Once there, he locked the door behind him and activated the alarm causing the robber to flee.

Mr Patel said: “I wondered why the door was shut because it was so hot, so I walked round and saw this man. He said, ‘give me money, I need money.’

“I was so scared. The knife was as big as my arm. I thought if I went to the till and didn’t give him money he might kill me.

“So I said I would go in the back and get the money for him because I don’t have any money in my pocket.

“He walked behind me and followed me, but I got behind the door and shut it and activated the alarm.

“My wife was upstairs and came to see what was going on, but I shouted at her to get back upstairs.

“Thankfully he ran away.

“I didn’t knowwhat was going on in the shop so I just stayed there. Jean from The Plaice to Be chip shop came round to check I was OK and told me the man had run off.”

The man was seen running across nearby allotments to get away.

The raid, which happened at about 5pm on Monday, came just a day after an 18-year-old shopkeeper was held at gun point at Colliers newsagents, in Hamlet Court Road.

The man left empty handed after the heroic shopkeeper scared him away.

Mr Patel added: “I was in shock for the rest of the evening but now I’m OK.

“I have worked from 1978. I worked for 22 years in a factory then 15 years here.

“But some people don’t want to work and turn to crimes like this. It’s terrible.”

The robber is white, in his late teens or early twenties, of average height, slim and was wearing a hooded black top, jeans and had his face covered.

Anyone with information can call detectives at Southend CID on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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9:34am Thu 12 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

the time has come for a radical change in the law, as due to the relentless proliferation of armed robbery and general assault, it is now completely unacceptable for the ordinary citizen to be denied the right to any effective self defence...... as a minimum, pepper sprays should be available, under licence, for use in such emergencies, with any proven misuse attracting harsh sentences...... to continue to deny people the right to preserve their own lives, while at the same time providing utterly inaffective law enforecment is, in my opinion, a serious breach of basic human rights....
the time has come for a radical change in the law, as due to the relentless proliferation of armed robbery and general assault, it is now completely unacceptable for the ordinary citizen to be denied the right to any effective self defence...... as a minimum, pepper sprays should be available, under licence, for use in such emergencies, with any proven misuse attracting harsh sentences...... to continue to deny people the right to preserve their own lives, while at the same time providing utterly inaffective law enforecment is, in my opinion, a serious breach of basic human rights.... pembury53
  • Score: 21

9:35am Thu 12 Jun 14

supermadmax says...

The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.
The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this. supermadmax
  • Score: -5

10:16am Thu 12 Jun 14

BIRLIS says...

supermadmax wrote:
The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.
I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out.

Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working.

They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.[/p][/quote]I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out. Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working. They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass. BIRLIS
  • Score: 12

10:36am Thu 12 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

Well done Kirit. Quick thinking there.

Top bloke.
Well done Kirit. Quick thinking there. Top bloke. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 13

11:42am Thu 12 Jun 14

born and raised criminal says...

BIRLIS wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.
I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out.

Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working.

They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass.
Why work when you can just sell coke.
[quote][p][bold]BIRLIS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.[/p][/quote]I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out. Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working. They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass.[/p][/quote]Why work when you can just sell coke. born and raised criminal
  • Score: -7

1:54pm Thu 12 Jun 14

BasildonDond says...

born and raised criminal wrote:
BIRLIS wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.
I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out.

Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working.

They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass.
Why work when you can just sell coke.
Idiot.
Why don't you do everyone a favour and OD on the crap you claim to sell
[quote][p][bold]born and raised criminal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIRLIS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.[/p][/quote]I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out. Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working. They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass.[/p][/quote]Why work when you can just sell coke.[/p][/quote]Idiot. Why don't you do everyone a favour and OD on the crap you claim to sell BasildonDond
  • Score: 3

5:01pm Thu 12 Jun 14

John Bull 40 says...

born and raised criminal wrote:
BIRLIS wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.
I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out.

Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working.

They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass.
Why work when you can just sell coke.
Or write silly comments under an ever changing name, the latest being
"born and raised criminal" I hope mummie is out.
[quote][p][bold]born and raised criminal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIRLIS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.[/p][/quote]I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out. Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working. They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass.[/p][/quote]Why work when you can just sell coke.[/p][/quote]Or write silly comments under an ever changing name, the latest being "born and raised criminal" I hope mummie is out. John Bull 40
  • Score: 0

5:04pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

born and raised criminal wrote:
BIRLIS wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.
I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out.

Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working.

They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass.
Why work when you can just sell coke.
Two litres of the cherry one. Diet if you've got it and make it quick.
[quote][p][bold]born and raised criminal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIRLIS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.[/p][/quote]I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out. Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working. They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass.[/p][/quote]Why work when you can just sell coke.[/p][/quote]Two litres of the cherry one. Diet if you've got it and make it quick. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 1

7:04pm Thu 12 Jun 14

ddf35 says...

this is at the end of the road, i wondered what had happened. comforting!

Well done mr Patel!
this is at the end of the road, i wondered what had happened. comforting! Well done mr Patel! ddf35
  • Score: 0

8:30pm Thu 12 Jun 14

born and raised criminal says...

BasildonDond wrote:
born and raised criminal wrote:
BIRLIS wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.
I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out.

Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working.

They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass.
Why work when you can just sell coke.
Idiot.
Why don't you do everyone a favour and OD on the crap you claim to sell
I don't do drugs. I just sell them. £££££££
[quote][p][bold]BasildonDond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]born and raised criminal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIRLIS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.[/p][/quote]I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out. Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working. They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass.[/p][/quote]Why work when you can just sell coke.[/p][/quote]Idiot. Why don't you do everyone a favour and OD on the crap you claim to sell[/p][/quote]I don't do drugs. I just sell them. £££££££ born and raised criminal
  • Score: 0

9:05pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

born and raised criminal wrote:
BasildonDond wrote:
born and raised criminal wrote:
BIRLIS wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.
I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out.

Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working.

They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass.
Why work when you can just sell coke.
Idiot.
Why don't you do everyone a favour and OD on the crap you claim to sell
I don't do drugs. I just sell them. £££££££
Liar!
[quote][p][bold]born and raised criminal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BasildonDond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]born and raised criminal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIRLIS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: The same description, is its the same guy? If so he is not very good, no one seems to be scared despite him holding weapons. I'd be embarrassed if I was arrested for over this.[/p][/quote]I would hope you would be ashamed of even contemplating such a crime, regardless of how it turned out. Well done Kirit. Unfortunately the person involved in this looks typical of what is now the third generation of scum this country is breeding. I really do think that some family lines should be stopped now, as you see them all the time. Three generations looking odder and odder as you move from the oldest to the youngest. Less and less able to speak properly. More and more lazy, with no intention of working. They are seriously messing with the gene pool now, and the world would be better if they were stopped from breeding any further. You almost feel sorry for what is developing into a physical, intellectual, moral and financial underclass.[/p][/quote]Why work when you can just sell coke.[/p][/quote]Idiot. Why don't you do everyone a favour and OD on the crap you claim to sell[/p][/quote]I don't do drugs. I just sell them. £££££££[/p][/quote]Liar! Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 1

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