Jewellers stand up to robber...by chucking a cup of tea

Echo: Owners dad Stephen and son Paul Newman Owners dad Stephen and son Paul Newman

BRAVE staff at a Canvey jewellers stood up to an armed robber - by chucking a cup of tea over his head.

The crook was also hit with a bar stool at after he threatened staff Jewellery Paradise, in Furtherwick Road, with a gun.

But he still managed to escaped with about £2,000 of gold chain. The raid happened on the same day the Echo revealed neighbourhood police numbers on Canvey are set to be halved, despite a string of armed robberies.

Owner Stephen Newman said they had just been getting ready to close when the masked robber burst in. He said: “This guy had a gun and asked for jewellery, but we wouldn’t give it to him so he jumped over teh counter and made a grab at some gold chains.

“One of the ladies here threw a cup of tea over him, although it wasn’t very hot. I got a stool and started trying to whack him with it.

“He got some chains but not as much as he would’ve got.” He said he had initially he had thought it was a joke and didn’t believe the gun was real. But then adrenalin kicked in when he realised they were really being robbed.

He said: “You don’t really know how you’re going to behave, I just picked the stool up because he had a gun and I was annoyed.

“It’s a case of you either sit down and curl up in a corner or do something about it. Hopefully we won’t see him again.” H

e said this was the first time in 15 years they had been robbed and that businesses were worried about the series of robberies.

He said: “I think everyone’s concerned. I think they need more of a police presence, and I really would like to see more CCTV on the island so they could see a little bit more of what’s going on.

A lot of town centres have got them now.”

The man is described as white, in his late 20s, of slim build, and was wearing a black hat and white trainers. He ran off along Lionel Road at about 4.30pm on Wednesday. Anyone with information in connection with this robbery is urged to contact detectives at Rayleigh police station

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1:12pm Mon 17 Dec 12

madmax1 says...

"Owner Stephen Newman said they had just been getting ready to close when the masked robber burst in. He said: “This guy had a gun and asked for jewellery, but we wouldn’t give it to him so he jumped over teh counter and made a grab at some gold chains.

“One of the ladies here threw a cup of tea over him, although it wasn’t very hot. I got a stool and started trying to whack him with it."


You spelt 'the' wrong. Not impressed.
"Owner Stephen Newman said they had just been getting ready to close when the masked robber burst in. He said: “This guy had a gun and asked for jewellery, but we wouldn’t give it to him so he jumped over teh counter and made a grab at some gold chains. “One of the ladies here threw a cup of tea over him, although it wasn’t very hot. I got a stool and started trying to whack him with it." You spelt 'the' wrong. Not impressed. madmax1

1:14pm Mon 17 Dec 12

upset says...

The proof reader has started their Christmas Holiday early!!!
The proof reader has started their Christmas Holiday early!!! upset

2:17pm Mon 17 Dec 12

rjsizzler says...

upset wrote:
The proof reader has started their Christmas Holiday early!!!
Ha! I think they left the Echo years ago!
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: The proof reader has started their Christmas Holiday early!!![/p][/quote]Ha! I think they left the Echo years ago! rjsizzler

3:28pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Brunning999 says...

What is this thing about spelling, I can understand what it is all about!!!
What is this thing about spelling, I can understand what it is all about!!! Brunning999

4:15pm Mon 17 Dec 12

jaguarxxv says...

It's pathetic that all these people nitpick about the spelling etc, it happens all the time, these people obviously have nothing better to do.

It can be a really serious story and all they can do is complain about minor spelling mistakes, really, get a life!
It's pathetic that all these people nitpick about the spelling etc, it happens all the time, these people obviously have nothing better to do. It can be a really serious story and all they can do is complain about minor spelling mistakes, really, get a life! jaguarxxv

4:38pm Mon 17 Dec 12

perini says...

jaguarxxv wrote:
It's pathetic that all these people nitpick about the spelling etc, it happens all the time, these people obviously have nothing better to do. It can be a really serious story and all they can do is complain about minor spelling mistakes, really, get a life!
It's a provincial newspaper with supposedly professional reporters. The standard of grammar and spelling shown in the reports are currently below par for a nursery school hence the comments!
[quote][p][bold]jaguarxxv[/bold] wrote: It's pathetic that all these people nitpick about the spelling etc, it happens all the time, these people obviously have nothing better to do. It can be a really serious story and all they can do is complain about minor spelling mistakes, really, get a life![/p][/quote]It's a provincial newspaper with supposedly professional reporters. The standard of grammar and spelling shown in the reports are currently below par for a nursery school hence the comments! perini

4:43pm Mon 17 Dec 12

jaguarxxv says...

Another one!

Pedants 4 Realists 2
Another one! Pedants 4 Realists 2 jaguarxxv

5:20pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

perini wrote:
jaguarxxv wrote:
It's pathetic that all these people nitpick about the spelling etc, it happens all the time, these people obviously have nothing better to do. It can be a really serious story and all they can do is complain about minor spelling mistakes, really, get a life!
It's a provincial newspaper with supposedly professional reporters. The standard of grammar and spelling shown in the reports are currently below par for a nursery school hence the comments!
The standard of grammar and spelling shown in the reports are currently below par for a nursery school hence the comments!

Try using a few comas here and there, might help you yo prove your expertise
in the grammar field.
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jaguarxxv[/bold] wrote: It's pathetic that all these people nitpick about the spelling etc, it happens all the time, these people obviously have nothing better to do. It can be a really serious story and all they can do is complain about minor spelling mistakes, really, get a life![/p][/quote]It's a provincial newspaper with supposedly professional reporters. The standard of grammar and spelling shown in the reports are currently below par for a nursery school hence the comments![/p][/quote]The standard of grammar and spelling shown in the reports are currently below par for a nursery school hence the comments! Try using a few comas here and there, might help you yo prove your expertise in the grammar field. Carnabackable

5:24pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Eric Whim says...

Carnabackable wrote:
perini wrote:
jaguarxxv wrote:
It's pathetic that all these people nitpick about the spelling etc, it happens all the time, these people obviously have nothing better to do. It can be a really serious story and all they can do is complain about minor spelling mistakes, really, get a life!
It's a provincial newspaper with supposedly professional reporters. The standard of grammar and spelling shown in the reports are currently below par for a nursery school hence the comments!
The standard of grammar and spelling shown in the reports are currently below par for a nursery school hence the comments!

Try using a few comas here and there, might help you yo prove your expertise
in the grammar field.
I'd rather not be in a coma thanks
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jaguarxxv[/bold] wrote: It's pathetic that all these people nitpick about the spelling etc, it happens all the time, these people obviously have nothing better to do. It can be a really serious story and all they can do is complain about minor spelling mistakes, really, get a life![/p][/quote]It's a provincial newspaper with supposedly professional reporters. The standard of grammar and spelling shown in the reports are currently below par for a nursery school hence the comments![/p][/quote]The standard of grammar and spelling shown in the reports are currently below par for a nursery school hence the comments! Try using a few comas here and there, might help you yo prove your expertise in the grammar field.[/p][/quote]I'd rather not be in a coma thanks Eric Whim

5:31pm Mon 17 Dec 12

jaguarxxv says...

"Try using a few comas here and there, might help you yo prove your expertise
in the grammar field."

Brilliant - three mistakes in one sentence!!

and this from a critic - lol.
"Try using a few comas here and there, might help you yo prove your expertise in the grammar field." Brilliant - three mistakes in one sentence!! and this from a critic - lol. jaguarxxv

5:31pm Mon 17 Dec 12

marshman says...

I've nothing but admiration for the Newmans and the lady who threw the cuppa at the armed robber and I'm so glad for them that it all turned out alright.

Just a bit of chain was pinched and no one was hurt. That's the important thing, that some poor innocent soul didn't have their brains splattered all over the concrete because the police have given up on Canvey.

Well that's the word on the street at any rate, that you can get away with what you want on the Island because the police don't go there any more.

It's only a matter of time before someone is killed in a foiled robbery attempt and the police will then have a murder investigation on their hands. Or is that what it's going to take for them to bring the streets back under control?
I've nothing but admiration for the Newmans and the lady who threw the cuppa at the armed robber and I'm so glad for them that it all turned out alright. Just a bit of chain was pinched and no one was hurt. That's the important thing, that some poor innocent soul didn't have their brains splattered all over the concrete because the police have given up on Canvey. Well that's the word on the street at any rate, that you can get away with what you want on the Island because the police don't go there any more. It's only a matter of time before someone is killed in a foiled robbery attempt and the police will then have a murder investigation on their hands. Or is that what it's going to take for them to bring the streets back under control? marshman

5:46pm Mon 17 Dec 12

iknowbetter says...

marshman wrote:
I've nothing but admiration for the Newmans and the lady who threw the cuppa at the armed robber and I'm so glad for them that it all turned out alright. Just a bit of chain was pinched and no one was hurt. That's the important thing, that some poor innocent soul didn't have their brains splattered all over the concrete because the police have given up on Canvey. Well that's the word on the street at any rate, that you can get away with what you want on the Island because the police don't go there any more. It's only a matter of time before someone is killed in a foiled robbery attempt and the police will then have a murder investigation on their hands. Or is that what it's going to take for them to bring the streets back under control?
So true, I'm hearing more and more the word "Vigilante" used when discusing the current Burglary and robbery issues facing Canvey. The next crimes reported will be beatings and possibly worse..
[quote][p][bold]marshman[/bold] wrote: I've nothing but admiration for the Newmans and the lady who threw the cuppa at the armed robber and I'm so glad for them that it all turned out alright. Just a bit of chain was pinched and no one was hurt. That's the important thing, that some poor innocent soul didn't have their brains splattered all over the concrete because the police have given up on Canvey. Well that's the word on the street at any rate, that you can get away with what you want on the Island because the police don't go there any more. It's only a matter of time before someone is killed in a foiled robbery attempt and the police will then have a murder investigation on their hands. Or is that what it's going to take for them to bring the streets back under control?[/p][/quote]So true, I'm hearing more and more the word "Vigilante" used when discusing the current Burglary and robbery issues facing Canvey. The next crimes reported will be beatings and possibly worse.. iknowbetter

7:24am Tue 18 Dec 12

Brunning999 says...

Superman Nick and Rebecca note well:

PCC's. are doomed to failure (a Tory plot to rule the Police)

Rebecca note well Bob Spink lost as a result of people voting UKIP !!

You are taxing your electorate to death, law and order is suffering, leave the Police alone for Pete's sake enough is enough what you are doing is dangerous!!!

A general election is near at hand. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!
Superman Nick and Rebecca note well: PCC's. are doomed to failure (a Tory plot to rule the Police) Rebecca note well Bob Spink lost as a result of people voting UKIP !! You are taxing your electorate to death, law and order is suffering, leave the Police alone for Pete's sake enough is enough what you are doing is dangerous!!! A general election is near at hand. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!! Brunning999

7:05pm Wed 19 Dec 12

John T Pharro says...

"Echo" today 19th December "Man 48 arrested over two gunpoint robberies", and "should mark a welcome breakthrough for residents". Then "bailed".
That doesn't make me sleep easier. Anyone else agree he should be retained in custody for armed robbery?
"Echo" today 19th December "Man 48 arrested over two gunpoint robberies", and "should mark a welcome breakthrough for residents". Then "bailed". That doesn't make me sleep easier. Anyone else agree he should be retained in custody for armed robbery? John T Pharro

3:15am Fri 21 Dec 12

bumper says...

is that what the cop crack team told you do as i see they are still not around when needed only when there is a nice photo to be taken ....
is that what the cop crack team told you do as i see they are still not around when needed only when there is a nice photo to be taken .... bumper

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