Teenager chased from Southend Library on Victoria Avenue to the Odeon by men wielding sticks

The young man was chased from the former library to the Odeon

The young man was chased from the former library to the Odeon

First published in Echo News by

A TEENAGER was chased by two men carrying a metal pole and a stick after he refused to hand over his phone.

The 17-year-old man was chased by the men from the former library on Victoria Avenue between about 9.30pm and 9.45pm on Wednesday after being asked for the time by a woman who was walking alone.

She stopped and asked whether he had the time, to which he replied no, and walked off.

Two men then shouted behind him, one holding a metal pole and the other a wooden stick.

They demanded he handed over his phone and the woman tried to grab his wrist but he was able to run away.

The victim said they chased him but, as he neared the Odeon, had gone.

The woman is described as about 20 years old, with dark skin, six feet tall, of thin build and with chin length, wavy, dark red hair shaved on one side. She wore all black clothing with a hooded top and had an African accent.

Both men were black, about 20 years old, with African accents. One was about six feet tall, of big build, wearing black clothing with a black beanie hat and his hood up. The other was shorter and his hair was shaved at the sides.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed any of this incident or has any information is asked to contact PC Kirsty Morgan at Southend CID on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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4:28pm Sat 29 Mar 14

TowerBlockDreams says...

Just goes to show despite this area of town being about a five minute walk to a police station they are just so brazen these days - whats the betting they will get someone else instead today, here's hoping that town center CCTV is actually working right now.
Just goes to show despite this area of town being about a five minute walk to a police station they are just so brazen these days - whats the betting they will get someone else instead today, here's hoping that town center CCTV is actually working right now. TowerBlockDreams
  • Score: 35

5:46pm Sat 29 Mar 14

supermadmax says...

If this happened there should be no issues producing some form of CCTV image or collaborating eye witness account.
If this happened there should be no issues producing some form of CCTV image or collaborating eye witness account. supermadmax
  • Score: 28

8:18pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Ladydolphin.mh says...

JUST GOES TO SHOW IT HAPPEN TO ANY ONE OF US, JUST HAVE TO BE ON THE GUARD ALL THE TIME THESE DAYS.
JUST GOES TO SHOW IT HAPPEN TO ANY ONE OF US, JUST HAVE TO BE ON THE GUARD ALL THE TIME THESE DAYS. Ladydolphin.mh
  • Score: 15

1:26pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Nelly99 says...

The best answer to give when someone asks you the time is," Sorry I,m not from round here".
The best answer to give when someone asks you the time is," Sorry I,m not from round here". Nelly99
  • Score: 8

7:55pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Howard Cháse says...

Was it the flagpole for the Purple Flag?
Was it the flagpole for the Purple Flag? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 8

8:08pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Lesley says...

supermadmax wrote:
If this happened there should be no issues producing some form of CCTV image or collaborating eye witness account.
What do you mean "If this happened"?
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: If this happened there should be no issues producing some form of CCTV image or collaborating eye witness account.[/p][/quote]What do you mean "If this happened"? Lesley
  • Score: 4

9:12pm Sun 30 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

Glad to see admin has removed the scurious racial posts from the same old racists,
Glad to see admin has removed the scurious racial posts from the same old racists, ThisYear
  • Score: -9

10:36pm Sun 30 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

sounds like the lad described 3 people from the circus of horrors.
sounds like the lad described 3 people from the circus of horrors. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 5

11:07pm Sun 30 Mar 14

profondo asbo says...

got border controls....oh we don't?
got border controls....oh we don't? profondo asbo
  • Score: 4

12:32am Mon 31 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

profondo asbo wrote:
got border controls....oh we don't?
Dont we?
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: got border controls....oh we don't?[/p][/quote]Dont we? ThisYear
  • Score: -6

2:29pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Chris Flunk says...

Nelly99 wrote:
The best answer to give when someone asks you the time is," Sorry I,m not from round here".
Or "Just a minute, I've got it written down on a piece of paper. A nice man wrote the time down for me this morning".
[quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: The best answer to give when someone asks you the time is," Sorry I,m not from round here".[/p][/quote]Or "Just a minute, I've got it written down on a piece of paper. A nice man wrote the time down for me this morning". Chris Flunk
  • Score: 1

4:46pm Mon 31 Mar 14

MilesBond says...

It's all a bit dramatic isn't it? Surely, as strangers, they could have just walked up to him without drawing his attention with sticks and shouting (causing him to flee)! Very odd
It's all a bit dramatic isn't it? Surely, as strangers, they could have just walked up to him without drawing his attention with sticks and shouting (causing him to flee)! Very odd MilesBond
  • Score: 0

4:42pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Rachel13 says...

I was shopping there in November, it seemed so perfectly safe! Well, I live in Billericay so I don't really ever shop there. The crimes that happen in the shopping area are appalling sometimes.
I was shopping there in November, it seemed so perfectly safe! Well, I live in Billericay so I don't really ever shop there. The crimes that happen in the shopping area are appalling sometimes. Rachel13
  • Score: 0

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