Carjacking in Westcliff

First published in Southend

A CAR-JACKING took place in Westcliff this morning..

The incident started at West Road at about 8.25am on Saturday, February 9.

The car was stationary at traffic lights at the junction with London Road when the men jumped in, threatened the driver with a knife and demanded money. He was then ordered to drive off and into Cotswold Road.

The driver then managed to get out and run off as the thieves drove away with the car, a five-door silver Ford Escort.

The man brandishing the knife was white, 5ft 10in tall, of slim build, with a drawn-looking face and short light brown hair.

He was wearing a long-sleeved light-coloured jumper. The knife was described as a small serrated kitchen knife with a blade around 3-4in long with a black handle.

The second man was of a slight tanned Mediterranean appearance, more than 6ft tall, of large build which was more on the fat side than muscle, with a round face and black, short curly hair. It was not known what he was wearing.

Anyone with information should contact PC Kiri Karlo at Southend CID on 101.

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4:16pm Sat 9 Feb 13

marshman says...

Bet it's on e-bay already.
Bet it's on e-bay already. marshman
  • Score: -2

4:20pm Sat 9 Feb 13

boyracer21 says...

Lock your doors in future.
Lock your doors in future. boyracer21
  • Score: -10

5:24pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Keptquiettillnow says...

CCTV
CCTV Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: -3

7:18pm Sat 9 Feb 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

theres a camera on that junction, sounds more like a robbery than a car jacking...seeing as they demanded money.
theres a camera on that junction, sounds more like a robbery than a car jacking...seeing as they demanded money. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 0

12:59pm Sun 10 Feb 13

mr_happy says...

I have CCTV in my car. I can record my journey.
I have CCTV in my car. I can record my journey. mr_happy
  • Score: -2

3:31pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Seasider90 says...

Welcome to lawless Westcliff. An absolute cesspit. Southend and Westcliff are now actually vying for the title of worst Essex towns.
Welcome to lawless Westcliff. An absolute cesspit. Southend and Westcliff are now actually vying for the title of worst Essex towns. Seasider90
  • Score: 0

6:57pm Sun 10 Feb 13

whataday says...

Sadly most of England is now a cesspit of crime
Sadly most of England is now a cesspit of crime whataday
  • Score: 2

7:19pm Sun 10 Feb 13

stopmoaning1 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
theres a camera on that junction, sounds more like a robbery than a car jacking...seeing as they demanded money.
And what difference does that make then.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: theres a camera on that junction, sounds more like a robbery than a car jacking...seeing as they demanded money.[/p][/quote]And what difference does that make then. stopmoaning1
  • Score: -1

8:20am Mon 11 Feb 13

smiffy1980 says...

what has happened to Westcliff. Used to be such a nice place to live and go out, with nice big houses, lovely places to eat etc etc. Now its bedsits everywhere and scum walking the streets. Not a safe place to be after dark at all.
what has happened to Westcliff. Used to be such a nice place to live and go out, with nice big houses, lovely places to eat etc etc. Now its bedsits everywhere and scum walking the streets. Not a safe place to be after dark at all. smiffy1980
  • Score: 2

9:23am Mon 11 Feb 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Well thats whats happened....bedsits and converted houses into flats with many let out to all sorts..... in the 80's/90's when many houses where given permission to divide up into flats 20 years on this is the outcome.
Well thats whats happened....bedsits and converted houses into flats with many let out to all sorts..... in the 80's/90's when many houses where given permission to divide up into flats 20 years on this is the outcome. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 3

9:33am Mon 11 Feb 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

stopmoaning1 wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
theres a camera on that junction, sounds more like a robbery than a car jacking...seeing as they demanded money.
And what difference does that make then.
Even todays Echo paper has not chosen to use the headline 'Carjacking in Westcliff'...instead opted for the more suitable headline...'Robbers threaten to stab driver'.. they demanded money....then after a short drive up the road he made his escape and they drove off in his escort which i would wager money on(if i was a gambling man) purely for a swift get a way instead of really wanting his 5-door Escort.
Thats what differance it made to me.
Thanks.
[quote][p][bold]stopmoaning1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: theres a camera on that junction, sounds more like a robbery than a car jacking...seeing as they demanded money.[/p][/quote]And what difference does that make then.[/p][/quote]Even todays Echo paper has not chosen to use the headline 'Carjacking in Westcliff'...instead opted for the more suitable headline...'Robbers threaten to stab driver'.. they demanded money....then after a short drive up the road he made his escape and they drove off in his escort which i would wager money on(if i was a gambling man) purely for a swift get a way instead of really wanting his 5-door Escort. Thats what differance it made to me. Thanks. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -1

10:42am Mon 11 Feb 13

Bernard Fatsack says...

The second man was of a slight tanned Mediterranean appearance, more than 6ft tall, of large build which was more on the fat side than muscle, with a round face and black, short curly hair. It was not known what he was wearing.

Interesting I guess he was naked then
The second man was of a slight tanned Mediterranean appearance, more than 6ft tall, of large build which was more on the fat side than muscle, with a round face and black, short curly hair. It was not known what he was wearing. Interesting I guess he was naked then Bernard Fatsack
  • Score: -1

10:54am Mon 11 Feb 13

MilesBond says...

Broken glass everywhere
People **** on the stairs, you know they just don't care
I can't take the smell, I can't take the noise
I hate it here now. Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice
Rats in the front room, roaches in the back
Junkies in the alley with the baseball bat
I tried to get away, but I couldn't get far
Cause a naked Romaninan come and took my car
Broken glass everywhere People **** on the stairs, you know they just don't care I can't take the smell, I can't take the noise I hate it here now. Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice Rats in the front room, roaches in the back Junkies in the alley with the baseball bat I tried to get away, but I couldn't get far Cause a naked Romaninan come and took my car MilesBond
  • Score: 2

11:03am Mon 11 Feb 13

Bernard Fatsack says...

MilesBond wrote:
Broken glass everywhere
People **** on the stairs, you know they just don't care
I can't take the smell, I can't take the noise
I hate it here now. Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice
Rats in the front room, roaches in the back
Junkies in the alley with the baseball bat
I tried to get away, but I couldn't get far
Cause a naked Romaninan come and took my car
dont push me Im close to the edge, Im trying not to lose my head
hahahaha
Its like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under

This is a worry n Westcliff, they obvioulsy targeted his car being an old ford escort

Terrible lawlessness, Im assuming these were Albanians or possible eastern europeans. I see plenty dressed for summer in the snow drinking very potent lagers
[quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: Broken glass everywhere People **** on the stairs, you know they just don't care I can't take the smell, I can't take the noise I hate it here now. Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice Rats in the front room, roaches in the back Junkies in the alley with the baseball bat I tried to get away, but I couldn't get far Cause a naked Romaninan come and took my car[/p][/quote]dont push me Im close to the edge, Im trying not to lose my head hahahaha Its like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under This is a worry n Westcliff, they obvioulsy targeted his car being an old ford escort Terrible lawlessness, Im assuming these were Albanians or possible eastern europeans. I see plenty dressed for summer in the snow drinking very potent lagers Bernard Fatsack
  • Score: 0

12:28pm Mon 11 Feb 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

MilesBond wrote:
Wait 'til the Romanians come over later this year; you aint seen nothing yet! Turf wars coming to a town near you.
Are they are Gardeners/landscaper
s then..?
[quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: Wait 'til the Romanians come over later this year; you aint seen nothing yet! Turf wars coming to a town near you.[/p][/quote]Are they are Gardeners/landscaper s then..? DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -1

1:42pm Mon 11 Feb 13

F the Police says...

Seasider90 wrote:
Welcome to lawless Westcliff. An absolute cesspit. Southend and Westcliff are now actually vying for the title of worst Essex towns.
Im a Basildon boy through and through, and Basildon is a much better place then Southend. End of.
[quote][p][bold]Seasider90[/bold] wrote: Welcome to lawless Westcliff. An absolute cesspit. Southend and Westcliff are now actually vying for the title of worst Essex towns.[/p][/quote]Im a Basildon boy through and through, and Basildon is a much better place then Southend. End of. F the Police
  • Score: -3

4:07pm Mon 11 Feb 13

MilesBond says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
MilesBond wrote:
Wait 'til the Romanians come over later this year; you aint seen nothing yet! Turf wars coming to a town near you.
Are they are Gardeners/landscaper

s then..?
Gardeners? You could put it that way I suppose
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: Wait 'til the Romanians come over later this year; you aint seen nothing yet! Turf wars coming to a town near you.[/p][/quote]Are they are Gardeners/landscaper s then..?[/p][/quote]Gardeners? You could put it that way I suppose MilesBond
  • Score: -1

4:15pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Letmetryagain says...

mr_happy wrote:
I have CCTV in my car. I can record my journey.
Does it also record in-car video ?
[quote][p][bold]mr_happy[/bold] wrote: I have CCTV in my car. I can record my journey.[/p][/quote]Does it also record in-car video ? Letmetryagain
  • Score: -1

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