Elderly man tied up and threatened by masked burglars

Elderly man tied up and threatened by masked burglars

Elderly man tied up and threatened by masked burglars

First published in Echo News

A ELDERLY man was tied up and threatened by masked burglars who ransacked his home.

Three masked men broke into a flat in Turner Close, Basildon, at around 11pm yesterday.

They threatened the resident, a man in his 70s, and tied him up using ties and tape before stealing his mobile phone and £300 in cash.

Dc Emma Henderson, of Basildon CID, said: "We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area. There are limited descriptions of the men apart from that their faces were covered so they were possibly wearing balaclavas.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Dc Henderson at Basildon CID on Essex Police 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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12:29pm Tue 2 Sep 14

thecoat says...

All for a mobile phone and just £300, SCUM!

I hope the guy is ok.
All for a mobile phone and just £300, SCUM! I hope the guy is ok. thecoat
  • Score: 37

3:54pm Tue 2 Sep 14

andyproberts@hotmail.com says...

Why the presumption that the victim knows why he was robbed??? We are talking about an elderly man in his 70s, hardly fits the drug dealer mould, does it?
I really hope that the man makes a full and fast recovery, and that the perpetrators are brought to justice quickly.
Why the presumption that the victim knows why he was robbed??? We are talking about an elderly man in his 70s, hardly fits the drug dealer mould, does it? I really hope that the man makes a full and fast recovery, and that the perpetrators are brought to justice quickly. andyproberts@hotmail.com
  • Score: 32

4:52pm Tue 2 Sep 14

supermadmax says...

thecoat wrote:
All for a mobile phone and just £300, SCUM!

I hope the guy is ok.
"All for a mobile phone and just £300"

But was it ?
[quote][p][bold]thecoat[/bold] wrote: All for a mobile phone and just £300, SCUM! I hope the guy is ok.[/p][/quote]"All for a mobile phone and just £300" But was it ? supermadmax
  • Score: -26

5:00pm Tue 2 Sep 14

warrior_of_keys says...

supermadmax wrote:
thecoat wrote:
All for a mobile phone and just £300, SCUM!

I hope the guy is ok.
"All for a mobile phone and just £300"

But was it ?
F*ck me! We have a keyboard detective in our midst!

Step away from the keyboard and try to live a little, Sherlock.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecoat[/bold] wrote: All for a mobile phone and just £300, SCUM! I hope the guy is ok.[/p][/quote]"All for a mobile phone and just £300" But was it ?[/p][/quote]F*ck me! We have a keyboard detective in our midst! Step away from the keyboard and try to live a little, Sherlock. warrior_of_keys
  • Score: 32

6:00pm Tue 2 Sep 14

runwellian says...

£300 plus a mobile phone sold on to raise cash can buy a lot of drugs .. but some folk steal just because they can, so pick on the vulnerable.

You can steal £15,ooo in benefits and still get away with ... just read the stories so crime does pay.

Sadly if these heartless thieves get caught, the nice judge will given them a slap on the wrists, tell them to be good boys and send them on their way ... to rob someone else!!

there is something seriously wrong with our justice system.
£300 plus a mobile phone sold on to raise cash can buy a lot of drugs .. but some folk steal just because they can, so pick on the vulnerable. You can steal £15,ooo in benefits and still get away with ... just read the stories so crime does pay. Sadly if these heartless thieves get caught, the nice judge will given them a slap on the wrists, tell them to be good boys and send them on their way ... to rob someone else!! there is something seriously wrong with our justice system. runwellian
  • Score: 17

11:11pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

warrior_of_keys wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
thecoat wrote:
All for a mobile phone and just £300, SCUM!

I hope the guy is ok.
"All for a mobile phone and just £300"

But was it ?
F*ck me! We have a keyboard detective in our midst!

Step away from the keyboard and try to live a little, Sherlock.
We have loads of them here.

Trouble is, most of the time, they rely on conjecture, surmise, supposition, fantasy and a great deal of old bowlocks they dredge up from Google.

Usually stuff that's years out of date and was photoshopped and hacked in the first place.

Then they add a few noughts on the end to exaggerate it.

Apparently I'm ex BNP and EDL and have been thrown out of more places than I care to remember. I also eat babies for breakfast and rob old people. Oh and I'm apparently a racist. Funny that. My friends, who are from a multitude of different backgrounds, find that hilarious.

All of this is news to me.

There are quite a few of these loonies here. They are to be derided for the village idiots they are..

You will soon know who I'm talking about. This Year and Sesibollox are two of the most rabid - and are actually alter egos. The former is a self hating racist bigot and the latter has fantasies about tying people to trees. Well, me actually.

Oh and look out for Happy Chickie.. definitely NOT happy most of the time except when she is raking up salacious gossip about somebody she doesn't even know - just like the rest of these dribbling loonytunes.
[quote][p][bold]warrior_of_keys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecoat[/bold] wrote: All for a mobile phone and just £300, SCUM! I hope the guy is ok.[/p][/quote]"All for a mobile phone and just £300" But was it ?[/p][/quote]F*ck me! We have a keyboard detective in our midst! Step away from the keyboard and try to live a little, Sherlock.[/p][/quote]We have loads of them here. Trouble is, most of the time, they rely on conjecture, surmise, supposition, fantasy and a great deal of old bowlocks they dredge up from Google. Usually stuff that's years out of date and was photoshopped and hacked in the first place. Then they add a few noughts on the end to exaggerate it. Apparently I'm ex BNP and EDL and have been thrown out of more places than I care to remember. I also eat babies for breakfast and rob old people. Oh and I'm apparently a racist. Funny that. My friends, who are from a multitude of different backgrounds, find that hilarious. All of this is news to me. There are quite a few of these loonies here. They are to be derided for the village idiots they are.. You will soon know who I'm talking about. This Year and Sesibollox are two of the most rabid - and are actually alter egos. The former is a self hating racist bigot and the latter has fantasies about tying people to trees. Well, me actually. Oh and look out for Happy Chickie.. definitely NOT happy most of the time except when she is raking up salacious gossip about somebody she doesn't even know - just like the rest of these dribbling loonytunes. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 7

4:28pm Wed 3 Sep 14

FapFappington says...

andyproberts@hotmail
.com
wrote:
Why the presumption that the victim knows why he was robbed??? We are talking about an elderly man in his 70s, hardly fits the drug dealer mould, does it?
I really hope that the man makes a full and fast recovery, and that the perpetrators are brought to justice quickly.
It was a joke, i was mocking another forum user who makes victim-blaming comments on crime stories, nobody thinks a 70 year old would actually be involved in drugs. And the echo banned my f*cking account aswell, what a bunch of c0cks, they give us all manner of mis-spelt crud and delete any comments they dont like
[quote][p][bold]andyproberts@hotmail .com[/bold] wrote: Why the presumption that the victim knows why he was robbed??? We are talking about an elderly man in his 70s, hardly fits the drug dealer mould, does it? I really hope that the man makes a full and fast recovery, and that the perpetrators are brought to justice quickly.[/p][/quote]It was a joke, i was mocking another forum user who makes victim-blaming comments on crime stories, nobody thinks a 70 year old would actually be involved in drugs. And the echo banned my f*cking account aswell, what a bunch of c0cks, they give us all manner of mis-spelt crud and delete any comments they dont like FapFappington
  • Score: -1

4:29pm Wed 3 Sep 14

FapFappington says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
warrior_of_keys wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
thecoat wrote:
All for a mobile phone and just £300, SCUM!

I hope the guy is ok.
"All for a mobile phone and just £300"

But was it ?
F*ck me! We have a keyboard detective in our midst!

Step away from the keyboard and try to live a little, Sherlock.
We have loads of them here.

Trouble is, most of the time, they rely on conjecture, surmise, supposition, fantasy and a great deal of old bowlocks they dredge up from Google.

Usually stuff that's years out of date and was photoshopped and hacked in the first place.

Then they add a few noughts on the end to exaggerate it.

Apparently I'm ex BNP and EDL and have been thrown out of more places than I care to remember. I also eat babies for breakfast and rob old people. Oh and I'm apparently a racist. Funny that. My friends, who are from a multitude of different backgrounds, find that hilarious.

All of this is news to me.

There are quite a few of these loonies here. They are to be derided for the village idiots they are..

You will soon know who I'm talking about. This Year and Sesibollox are two of the most rabid - and are actually alter egos. The former is a self hating racist bigot and the latter has fantasies about tying people to trees. Well, me actually.

Oh and look out for Happy Chickie.. definitely NOT happy most of the time except when she is raking up salacious gossip about somebody she doesn't even know - just like the rest of these dribbling loonytunes.
Happy chickie is our resident comfort-eater
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrior_of_keys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecoat[/bold] wrote: All for a mobile phone and just £300, SCUM! I hope the guy is ok.[/p][/quote]"All for a mobile phone and just £300" But was it ?[/p][/quote]F*ck me! We have a keyboard detective in our midst! Step away from the keyboard and try to live a little, Sherlock.[/p][/quote]We have loads of them here. Trouble is, most of the time, they rely on conjecture, surmise, supposition, fantasy and a great deal of old bowlocks they dredge up from Google. Usually stuff that's years out of date and was photoshopped and hacked in the first place. Then they add a few noughts on the end to exaggerate it. Apparently I'm ex BNP and EDL and have been thrown out of more places than I care to remember. I also eat babies for breakfast and rob old people. Oh and I'm apparently a racist. Funny that. My friends, who are from a multitude of different backgrounds, find that hilarious. All of this is news to me. There are quite a few of these loonies here. They are to be derided for the village idiots they are.. You will soon know who I'm talking about. This Year and Sesibollox are two of the most rabid - and are actually alter egos. The former is a self hating racist bigot and the latter has fantasies about tying people to trees. Well, me actually. Oh and look out for Happy Chickie.. definitely NOT happy most of the time except when she is raking up salacious gossip about somebody she doesn't even know - just like the rest of these dribbling loonytunes.[/p][/quote]Happy chickie is our resident comfort-eater FapFappington
  • Score: 0

4:30pm Wed 3 Sep 14

FapFappington says...

Food is not love
Food is not love FapFappington
  • Score: 0

5:56pm Wed 3 Sep 14

supermadmax says...

FapFappington wrote:
andyproberts@hotmail

.com
wrote:
Why the presumption that the victim knows why he was robbed??? We are talking about an elderly man in his 70s, hardly fits the drug dealer mould, does it?
I really hope that the man makes a full and fast recovery, and that the perpetrators are brought to justice quickly.
It was a joke, i was mocking another forum user who makes victim-blaming comments on crime stories, nobody thinks a 70 year old would actually be involved in drugs. And the echo banned my f*cking account aswell, what a bunch of c0cks, they give us all manner of mis-spelt crud and delete any comments they dont like
Hahaha @ You

How many times have you been banned ? Behave yourself.
[quote][p][bold]FapFappington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyproberts@hotmail .com[/bold] wrote: Why the presumption that the victim knows why he was robbed??? We are talking about an elderly man in his 70s, hardly fits the drug dealer mould, does it? I really hope that the man makes a full and fast recovery, and that the perpetrators are brought to justice quickly.[/p][/quote]It was a joke, i was mocking another forum user who makes victim-blaming comments on crime stories, nobody thinks a 70 year old would actually be involved in drugs. And the echo banned my f*cking account aswell, what a bunch of c0cks, they give us all manner of mis-spelt crud and delete any comments they dont like[/p][/quote]Hahaha @ You How many times have you been banned ? Behave yourself. supermadmax
  • Score: 1

6:01pm Wed 3 Sep 14

FapFappington says...

supermadmax wrote:
FapFappington wrote:
andyproberts@hotmail

.com
wrote:
Why the presumption that the victim knows why he was robbed??? We are talking about an elderly man in his 70s, hardly fits the drug dealer mould, does it?
I really hope that the man makes a full and fast recovery, and that the perpetrators are brought to justice quickly.
It was a joke, i was mocking another forum user who makes victim-blaming comments on crime stories, nobody thinks a 70 year old would actually be involved in drugs. And the echo banned my f*cking account aswell, what a bunch of c0cks, they give us all manner of mis-spelt crud and delete any comments they dont like
Hahaha @ You

How many times have you been banned ? Behave yourself.
Honestly mate ive lost count, prob at least 20
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FapFappington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyproberts@hotmail .com[/bold] wrote: Why the presumption that the victim knows why he was robbed??? We are talking about an elderly man in his 70s, hardly fits the drug dealer mould, does it? I really hope that the man makes a full and fast recovery, and that the perpetrators are brought to justice quickly.[/p][/quote]It was a joke, i was mocking another forum user who makes victim-blaming comments on crime stories, nobody thinks a 70 year old would actually be involved in drugs. And the echo banned my f*cking account aswell, what a bunch of c0cks, they give us all manner of mis-spelt crud and delete any comments they dont like[/p][/quote]Hahaha @ You How many times have you been banned ? Behave yourself.[/p][/quote]Honestly mate ive lost count, prob at least 20 FapFappington
  • Score: 1

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