Knife-wielding robber storms amusements

Southend Standard: Knife-weilding robber storms amusements Knife-weilding robber storms amusements

A KNIFE-WIELDING robber threatened an arcade worker to steal hundreds of pounds of cash.

The masked knifeman stormed into Benfleet Amusements on London Road on Tuesday evening at about 7pm.

He terrified staff by threatening and demanding cash. He was given a small three figure sum of money and fled from the arcade.

DS Phil Smith said: "Whilst he managed to get away with only a relatively small amount of cash he caused fear and trauma with staff at the arcade.

"We are appealing for witnesses or anyone who knows the suspect to come forward to identify this person."

He was wearing a balaclava, was believed to be white, aged in his mid-30s and about 5ft 6ins tall and of stocky build, wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt.

Anyone with information should call investigating officer Dc Keith Draycott at Southend CID on 101 with extension 470154, or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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5:35pm Wed 11 Jun 14

supermadmax says...

All this victim mentality does my head in, people milk every opportunity for all its worth. He didn't hurt her, the likely hood was he was never even planning on hurting her, all she had to do was give him the cash and he will leave - which is what happened. No, I'm not suggesting its 'ok', but lets keep to the facts : naughty desperate man robs gambling establishment who in return robs and creates addicts on a daily basis.

"threatening" "fear" "terrified" "trauma" - Please !!!

I must commend the crime reports in the Echo they have improved greatly over the past 18 months, must more detail.
All this victim mentality does my head in, people milk every opportunity for all its worth. He didn't hurt her, the likely hood was he was never even planning on hurting her, all she had to do was give him the cash and he will leave - which is what happened. No, I'm not suggesting its 'ok', but lets keep to the facts : naughty desperate man robs gambling establishment who in return robs and creates addicts on a daily basis. "threatening" "fear" "terrified" "trauma" - Please !!! I must commend the crime reports in the Echo they have improved greatly over the past 18 months, must more detail. supermadmax
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5:54pm Wed 11 Jun 14

The Macduffian says...

Please buy a spell checker, very cheap l think on e bay
Please buy a spell checker, very cheap l think on e bay The Macduffian
  • Score: 11

6:20pm Wed 11 Jun 14

DAGASMAN says...

supermadmax wrote:
All this victim mentality does my head in, people milk every opportunity for all its worth. He didn't hurt her, the likely hood was he was never even planning on hurting her, all she had to do was give him the cash and he will leave - which is what happened. No, I'm not suggesting its 'ok', but lets keep to the facts : naughty desperate man robs gambling establishment who in return robs and creates addicts on a daily basis.

"threatening" "fear" "terrified" "trauma" - Please !!!

I must commend the crime reports in the Echo they have improved greatly over the past 18 months, must more detail.
C*ck
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: All this victim mentality does my head in, people milk every opportunity for all its worth. He didn't hurt her, the likely hood was he was never even planning on hurting her, all she had to do was give him the cash and he will leave - which is what happened. No, I'm not suggesting its 'ok', but lets keep to the facts : naughty desperate man robs gambling establishment who in return robs and creates addicts on a daily basis. "threatening" "fear" "terrified" "trauma" - Please !!! I must commend the crime reports in the Echo they have improved greatly over the past 18 months, must more detail.[/p][/quote]C*ck DAGASMAN
  • Score: 26

11:22am Thu 12 Jun 14

sosad 1 says...

supermadmax do you know anyone that has been threatened like this,well I know someone and the lady ended up receiving medical help and has been on antidepresants ever since over10 years now and I am sure if you ask your gp he could guide you to get some help for yourself!
supermadmax do you know anyone that has been threatened like this,well I know someone and the lady ended up receiving medical help and has been on antidepresants ever since over10 years now and I am sure if you ask your gp he could guide you to get some help for yourself! sosad 1
  • Score: 2

12:39pm Thu 12 Jun 14

supermadmax says...

sosad 1 wrote:
supermadmax do you know anyone that has been threatened like this,well I know someone and the lady ended up receiving medical help and has been on antidepresants ever since over10 years now and I am sure if you ask your gp he could guide you to get some help for yourself!
They can be very addictive to be fair I doubt it is directly connected to the incident.
[quote][p][bold]sosad 1[/bold] wrote: supermadmax do you know anyone that has been threatened like this,well I know someone and the lady ended up receiving medical help and has been on antidepresants ever since over10 years now and I am sure if you ask your gp he could guide you to get some help for yourself![/p][/quote]They can be very addictive to be fair I doubt it is directly connected to the incident. supermadmax
  • Score: -2

6:22pm Thu 12 Jun 14

The Macduffian says...

The Macduffian wrote:
Please buy a spell checker, very cheap l think on e bay
Hopefully no more spelling mistakes, as corrections have been made
[quote][p][bold]The Macduffian[/bold] wrote: Please buy a spell checker, very cheap l think on e bay[/p][/quote]Hopefully no more spelling mistakes, as corrections have been made The Macduffian
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