Man and his mum threatened with knife in burglary

Man and his mum threatened with knife in burglary

Man and his mum threatened with knife in burglary

First published in News

A MAN was punched in the face and threatened with a kitchen knife after thieves broke into his home.

Three men forced there way into the house on Rush Close, Benfleet, at about 7.20pm on February 9 and demanded cash and valuables from the victim, a man in his 40s.

He was punched in the face and head several times and threatened with a large kitchen knife and his mother, who is in her 70s and was visiting at the time, was also threatened with the knife.

The thieves escaped with a three figures sum of cash in notes and coins.

Investigating officer DC Simon Laurie said: "It seems that the man was targeted for no apparent reason by three men who demanded money. The man was punched several times and suffered cuts and bruises. His mother was not injured.

"We want to hear from any witnesses who saw the three men hanging around in the area before the incident or anyone who saw them running away. They ran from Rush Close towards Rushbottom Lane and Church Road.”

Anyone with information should contact DC Laurie at Southend CID on 101 on call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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10:30pm Mon 10 Feb 14

whataday says...

Hope the three men are caught soon and all charged with as many offences as possible for carrying knife with intent. Why so much violent crime recently
Hope the three men are caught soon and all charged with as many offences as possible for carrying knife with intent. Why so much violent crime recently whataday
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10:31pm Mon 10 Feb 14

whataday says...

Hope the victims are okay and can get over this
Hope the victims are okay and can get over this whataday
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10:00am Tue 11 Feb 14

Criminal & Proud says...

whataday wrote:
Hope the victims are okay and can get over this
I don't condone violence as a criminal, only if need be. But it's okay doing a burglary every now and again as long as the residents ain't in. That way no one to threaten with violence or be threatened yourself.
[quote][p][bold]whataday[/bold] wrote: Hope the victims are okay and can get over this[/p][/quote]I don't condone violence as a criminal, only if need be. But it's okay doing a burglary every now and again as long as the residents ain't in. That way no one to threaten with violence or be threatened yourself. Criminal & Proud
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12:29pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

Criminal & Proud wrote:
whataday wrote:
Hope the victims are okay and can get over this
I don't condone violence as a criminal, only if need be. But it's okay doing a burglary every now and again as long as the residents ain't in. That way no one to threaten with violence or be threatened yourself.
oh do shut up you idiot.

Burglary IS violating people. You go in their houses and steal - you violate their minds.

How would you like somebody rifling through your home stealing stuff you've bought and paid for.

Oh I forgot , probably most of your stuff is stolen from decent people who have worked hard for what they've got.

Post under your real name so we can all see how proud you are of being not only a criminal but an idiot. Go on.

No? I thought not.

Even if you are not what you say you are in terms of a criminal, you're certainly an idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Criminal & Proud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whataday[/bold] wrote: Hope the victims are okay and can get over this[/p][/quote]I don't condone violence as a criminal, only if need be. But it's okay doing a burglary every now and again as long as the residents ain't in. That way no one to threaten with violence or be threatened yourself.[/p][/quote]oh do shut up you idiot. Burglary IS violating people. You go in their houses and steal - you violate their minds. How would you like somebody rifling through your home stealing stuff you've bought and paid for. Oh I forgot , probably most of your stuff is stolen from decent people who have worked hard for what they've got. Post under your real name so we can all see how proud you are of being not only a criminal but an idiot. Go on. No? I thought not. Even if you are not what you say you are in terms of a criminal, you're certainly an idiot. Kim Gandy
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12:59pm Tue 11 Feb 14

MilesBond says...

Well said Kim!

Benfleet and Thundersley have a real problem with break-ins at the moment and this escalation from burglary to robbery is very worrying indeed. It shows things are getting worse, not better. And from reading other recent reports it seems the burglars are not deterred if the homeowner happens to be in at the time!
Well said Kim! Benfleet and Thundersley have a real problem with break-ins at the moment and this escalation from burglary to robbery is very worrying indeed. It shows things are getting worse, not better. And from reading other recent reports it seems the burglars are not deterred if the homeowner happens to be in at the time! MilesBond
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