Robbers knock woman unconscious in Leigh street

A WOMAN was knocked unconscious by two robbers in a Leigh street.

The 30-year-old victim had just left her home in Marguerite Drive to go to work when she was approached by two men.

They appeared from a side access path between two houses, before one of them knocked her out with an unknown object.

They then stole her handbag which was worth about £800 with its contents. It was black with leopard print trim and contained two pairs of designer glasses, an iPhone and some other small items.

The men were both about 6ft tall and wore dark clothing but no further description is available.

Police are appealing for information from anyone who was in the area at about 7am on Wednesday, January 18.

Anyone with information should call PC Paul Brown who can be contacted at Southend police station on 101.

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4:50pm Fri 27 Jan 12

jolllyboy says...

Poor woman, hope she is okay.
Sadly this is becoming more common in Southend area now.
That was a lot of money to be carrying - did they know about it ?
Poor woman, hope she is okay. Sadly this is becoming more common in Southend area now. That was a lot of money to be carrying - did they know about it ? jolllyboy

5:42pm Fri 27 Jan 12

essextoppy says...

It says the handbag was worth £800 with its contents. That is not uncommon - a handbag can easily be £100+, add in a new mobile phone, ipod, nice pen, makeup and you can get to £800 without much difficulty.
It says the handbag was worth £800 with its contents. That is not uncommon - a handbag can easily be £100+, add in a new mobile phone, ipod, nice pen, makeup and you can get to £800 without much difficulty. essextoppy

6:44pm Fri 27 Jan 12

geezer, innit says...

must've had her solid gold vibrator in there.....
must've had her solid gold vibrator in there..... geezer, innit

7:09pm Fri 27 Jan 12

Young Sage says...

geezer, innit wrote:
must've had her solid gold vibrator in there.....
Very amusing - your posts get better each day and this one is a corker.


It makes this rather nasty crime of GBH and robbery seem almost trivial.

Tw#t
[quote][p][bold]geezer, innit[/bold] wrote: must've had her solid gold vibrator in there.....[/p][/quote]Very amusing - your posts get better each day and this one is a corker. It makes this rather nasty crime of GBH and robbery seem almost trivial. Tw#t Young Sage

11:45am Sat 28 Jan 12

whataday says...

Until the law protects the victim instead of the criminal this sort of thing is going to go on and on We should give the same amount of care to criminals' human rights as they do to their victims. Sod all
Until the law protects the victim instead of the criminal this sort of thing is going to go on and on We should give the same amount of care to criminals' human rights as they do to their victims. Sod all whataday

1:57pm Sun 29 Jan 12

clangrid says...

At 0700 anyone should feel safe enough to be able to walk to the station to go to work, but I really hope the Council feel proud of themselves by changing the layout of Chalkwell station to prevent people from dropping off/collecting hard workers from the station after their daily commute and therefore leaving us vulnerable to the unemployed. Clap clap.... I really hope the woman is ok - just wish I was there to have helped.
At 0700 anyone should feel safe enough to be able to walk to the station to go to work, but I really hope the Council feel proud of themselves by changing the layout of Chalkwell station to prevent people from dropping off/collecting hard workers from the station after their daily commute and therefore leaving us vulnerable to the unemployed. Clap clap.... I really hope the woman is ok - just wish I was there to have helped. clangrid

10:06pm Sun 29 Jan 12

hobo316 says...

clangrid wrote:
At 0700 anyone should feel safe enough to be able to walk to the station to go to work, but I really hope the Council feel proud of themselves by changing the layout of Chalkwell station to prevent people from dropping off/collecting hard workers from the station after their daily commute and therefore leaving us vulnerable to the unemployed. Clap clap.... I really hope the woman is ok - just wish I was there to have helped.
" leaving us vulnerable to the unemployed"

what a snobby, arrogant, stereotyping piece of sh1t!!
[quote][p][bold]clangrid[/bold] wrote: At 0700 anyone should feel safe enough to be able to walk to the station to go to work, but I really hope the Council feel proud of themselves by changing the layout of Chalkwell station to prevent people from dropping off/collecting hard workers from the station after their daily commute and therefore leaving us vulnerable to the unemployed. Clap clap.... I really hope the woman is ok - just wish I was there to have helped.[/p][/quote]" leaving us vulnerable to the unemployed" what a snobby, arrogant, stereotyping piece of sh1t!! hobo316

1:08pm Mon 30 Jan 12

R85 says...

clangrid wrote:
At 0700 anyone should feel safe enough to be able to walk to the station to go to work, but I really hope the Council feel proud of themselves by changing the layout of Chalkwell station to prevent people from dropping off/collecting hard workers from the station after their daily commute and therefore leaving us vulnerable to the unemployed. Clap clap.... I really hope the woman is ok - just wish I was there to have helped.
Agree with the last comment plus. …… feel safe at 7.00am??? What you mean when theres hardly anybody around compared to during the day? It’s quite the opposite you are more vulnerable at any time when theres not a lot of people around!
[quote][p][bold]clangrid[/bold] wrote: At 0700 anyone should feel safe enough to be able to walk to the station to go to work, but I really hope the Council feel proud of themselves by changing the layout of Chalkwell station to prevent people from dropping off/collecting hard workers from the station after their daily commute and therefore leaving us vulnerable to the unemployed. Clap clap.... I really hope the woman is ok - just wish I was there to have helped.[/p][/quote]Agree with the last comment plus. …… feel safe at 7.00am??? What you mean when theres hardly anybody around compared to during the day? It’s quite the opposite you are more vulnerable at any time when theres not a lot of people around! R85

7:48pm Tue 31 Jan 12

termite1944 says...

£800 for a bag to carry her toot in, as long as she is not hurt, she can afford it!

Supermarket carrier bags are free!
Nobody would think of robbing someone with a tatty old handbag, they look out for this silly priced tat knowing the contend are going to be worth having!
£800 for a bag to carry her toot in, as long as she is not hurt, she can afford it! Supermarket carrier bags are free! Nobody would think of robbing someone with a tatty old handbag, they look out for this silly priced tat knowing the contend are going to be worth having! termite1944

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