Man threatened at gunpoint during street raid

Basildon Recorder: Man threatened at gunpoint during street raid Man threatened at gunpoint during street raid

A MAN was left with a broken collarbone after he was threatened at gunpoint during a terrifying armed raid.

The recovery truck driver had been called to Archers Fields on the Burnt Mills industrial estate in Basildon at around 7.50am on Wednesday.

But when he got out of his vehicle he was attached by the gang of men, one of which had a handgun.

One of the gang battered the terrified man with an iron bar leaving him with a broken collarbone.

Police are now probing the armed raid.

 

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12:05pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

But when he got out of his vehicle he was attached by the gang of men


what was he attached to?

Did they use nails, glue, nuts and bolts or a selection of screws

On a more 'competitive compassion' note for the usual critics of posts pointing out glaring editorial catastrophes without making fluffy wuffie references to the victim of crimes/accidents etc.,- I hope the poor geezer gets better soon and they catch the blokes that did it and nail them to a tree
[quote]But when he got out of his vehicle he was attached by the gang of men[/quote] what was he attached to? Did they use nails, glue, nuts and bolts or a selection of screws On a more 'competitive compassion' note for the usual critics of posts pointing out glaring editorial catastrophes without making fluffy wuffie references to the victim of crimes/accidents etc.,- I hope the poor geezer gets better soon and they catch the blokes that did it and nail them to a tree Eric Whim
  • Score: 6

12:07pm Wed 24 Oct 12

alimac69 says...

Will be interesting to know the rest of this story. For a recovery vehicle driver to be called to an industrial estate then attacked - strange.
Will be interesting to know the rest of this story. For a recovery vehicle driver to be called to an industrial estate then attacked - strange. alimac69
  • Score: 4

12:08pm Wed 24 Oct 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

What did the bandits take..his recovery truck..?
What did the bandits take..his recovery truck..? DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 3

1:04pm Wed 24 Oct 12

sav25 says...

Oh my god he was 'Attached'!

Seriously though Echo - you really can't be in this business and make spelling mistakes. That's like KFC making cooking mistakes...salmonell
a anyone?
Oh my god he was 'Attached'! Seriously though Echo - you really can't be in this business and make spelling mistakes. That's like KFC making cooking mistakes...salmonell a anyone? sav25
  • Score: 2

1:51pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Rochford Rob says...

The bananas were late this week - the Echo's subs make mistakes when they're hungry. Plus, typing with your toes is a bit tricky.

Raid? What raid? What was stolen? No doubt he knew his attackers, after all completely random attacks like this go on all the time. Mind you, Chief Inspector Plod will say the opposite.

A slow news week in 'Echo world'
The bananas were late this week - the Echo's subs make mistakes when they're hungry. Plus, typing with your toes is a bit tricky. Raid? What raid? What was stolen? No doubt he knew his attackers, after all completely random attacks like this go on all the time. Mind you, Chief Inspector Plod will say the opposite. A slow news week in 'Echo world' Rochford Rob
  • Score: 1

4:32pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Brunning999 says...

He went there for a 'Pick up' and got attached to a group of men.

Does that mean he swings both ways?
He went there for a 'Pick up' and got attached to a group of men. Does that mean he swings both ways? Brunning999
  • Score: 1

5:20pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Eric the Red says...

Handgun? More American twaddle - the word is PISTOL!
Handgun? More American twaddle - the word is PISTOL! Eric the Red
  • Score: 1

12:09am Thu 25 Oct 12

essex_girl39 says...

Funny how people **** here and critasize a bloke really considering he was threatened at gunpoint. A recovery truck can pick up a car anywhere doesn't mean to says its seems funny that it happened on a industrial estate people break down everywhere, Some people can make it that bit further till the car stops completely! but then again the papers never always get the right story which in that case me personally I don't think should be published till the real reason has been told. Just hope they catch the scum that did it!!!!
Funny how people **** here and critasize a bloke really considering he was threatened at gunpoint. A recovery truck can pick up a car anywhere doesn't mean to says its seems funny that it happened on a industrial estate people break down everywhere, Some people can make it that bit further till the car stops completely! but then again the papers never always get the right story which in that case me personally I don't think should be published till the real reason has been told. Just hope they catch the scum that did it!!!! essex_girl39
  • Score: 1

4:35pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Horace Wimpole says...

essex_girl39 wrote:
Funny how people **** here and critasize a bloke really considering he was threatened at gunpoint. A recovery truck can pick up a car anywhere doesn't mean to says its seems funny that it happened on a industrial estate people break down everywhere, Some people can make it that bit further till the car stops completely! but then again the papers never always get the right story which in that case me personally I don't think should be published till the real reason has been told. Just hope they catch the scum that did it!!!!
Well, that made sense.
[quote][p][bold]essex_girl39[/bold] wrote: Funny how people **** here and critasize a bloke really considering he was threatened at gunpoint. A recovery truck can pick up a car anywhere doesn't mean to says its seems funny that it happened on a industrial estate people break down everywhere, Some people can make it that bit further till the car stops completely! but then again the papers never always get the right story which in that case me personally I don't think should be published till the real reason has been told. Just hope they catch the scum that did it!!!![/p][/quote]Well, that made sense. Horace Wimpole
  • Score: 0

6:47pm Thu 25 Oct 12

unknown2929 says...

Who carrys 10,000 pound around with them. Come on people wake up
Who carrys 10,000 pound around with them. Come on people wake up unknown2929
  • Score: 0

8:00pm Thu 25 Oct 12

essex_girl39 says...

Wel if the echo atcually got the story right then you'd soon know instead of judge!!!
Wel if the echo atcually got the story right then you'd soon know instead of judge!!! essex_girl39
  • Score: 0

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