Knifemen raid convenience store

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ARMED raiders threatened staff with a blade before stealing cash in a frightening hold-up.

The men burst into the Welcome shop on Portsea Road, Tilbury at 10pm on Tuesday.

One of the men, armed with a knife, walked behind the till and emptied it and began removing cigarettes. He also threatened staff.

His accomplice stood watch in the doorway during the raid.

The pair then fled with £150 cash and £50 worth of cigarettes.

Detectives are now hunting the pair and have released a CCTV image of the robber.

Witnesses can contact Grays CID on 101.

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10:49am Thu 7 Feb 13

supermadmax says...

Its strange what people will do for £100 or so.

Look at them lot in Cardiff last week convicted of killing the Asian lad (mistaken identity) for £1000 each.
Its strange what people will do for £100 or so. Look at them lot in Cardiff last week convicted of killing the Asian lad (mistaken identity) for £1000 each. supermadmax
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11:33am Thu 7 Feb 13

saddo99 says...

£50 of cigarettes? That is only 8 packets!
Pathetic.
£50 of cigarettes? That is only 8 packets! Pathetic. saddo99
  • Score: 0

12:09pm Thu 7 Feb 13

boyracer21 says...

supermadmax wrote:
Its strange what people will do for £100 or so.

Look at them lot in Cardiff last week convicted of killing the Asian lad (mistaken identity) for £1000 each.
Well the reason being that people commit these crimes is that if they are caught they will only face a small prison sentence. The lads that murdered that asian guy will probably be out in 15 years. Welcome to 'Do what you like Britain'.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Its strange what people will do for £100 or so. Look at them lot in Cardiff last week convicted of killing the Asian lad (mistaken identity) for £1000 each.[/p][/quote]Well the reason being that people commit these crimes is that if they are caught they will only face a small prison sentence. The lads that murdered that asian guy will probably be out in 15 years. Welcome to 'Do what you like Britain'. boyracer21
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12:09pm Thu 7 Feb 13

boyracer21 says...

supermadmax wrote:
Its strange what people will do for £100 or so.

Look at them lot in Cardiff last week convicted of killing the Asian lad (mistaken identity) for £1000 each.
Well the reason being that people commit these crimes is that if they are caught they will only face a small prison sentence. The lads that murdered that asian guy will probably be out in 15 years. Welcome to 'Do what you like Britain'.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Its strange what people will do for £100 or so. Look at them lot in Cardiff last week convicted of killing the Asian lad (mistaken identity) for £1000 each.[/p][/quote]Well the reason being that people commit these crimes is that if they are caught they will only face a small prison sentence. The lads that murdered that asian guy will probably be out in 15 years. Welcome to 'Do what you like Britain'. boyracer21
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1:15pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Bernard 87 says...

"Well the reason being that people commit these crimes is that if they are caught they will only face a small prison sentence. The lads that murdered that asian guy will probably be out in 15 years. Welcome to 'Do what you like Britain"

I couldn't agree more. The downward decline of this country is still at full speed.
"Well the reason being that people commit these crimes is that if they are caught they will only face a small prison sentence. The lads that murdered that asian guy will probably be out in 15 years. Welcome to 'Do what you like Britain" I couldn't agree more. The downward decline of this country is still at full speed. Bernard 87
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5:54pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Thurrock Trojan says...

Bernard 87 wrote:
"Well the reason being that people commit these crimes is that if they are caught they will only face a small prison sentence. The lads that murdered that asian guy will probably be out in 15 years. Welcome to 'Do what you like Britain" I couldn't agree more. The downward decline of this country is still at full speed.
And things will only get worse once this rotten government's cuts start hurting.

We need a revolution in this country.
[quote][p][bold]Bernard 87[/bold] wrote: "Well the reason being that people commit these crimes is that if they are caught they will only face a small prison sentence. The lads that murdered that asian guy will probably be out in 15 years. Welcome to 'Do what you like Britain" I couldn't agree more. The downward decline of this country is still at full speed.[/p][/quote]And things will only get worse once this rotten government's cuts start hurting. We need a revolution in this country. Thurrock Trojan
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6:23pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Thurrockbob says...

Isn't it time we had coppers back on the beat instead of them all sitting in the **** station drinking tea and waiting for a call?
Isn't it time we had coppers back on the beat instead of them all sitting in the **** station drinking tea and waiting for a call? Thurrockbob
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7:43pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Nebs says...

Thurrockbob wrote:
Isn't it time we had coppers back on the beat instead of them all sitting in the **** station drinking tea and waiting for a call?
Yes, prevention is better than cure.
[quote][p][bold]Thurrockbob[/bold] wrote: Isn't it time we had coppers back on the beat instead of them all sitting in the **** station drinking tea and waiting for a call?[/p][/quote]Yes, prevention is better than cure. Nebs
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12:57pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

at least it makes a change from reading of yet another armed robbery on Canvey.....
at least it makes a change from reading of yet another armed robbery on Canvey..... Cosmo Spring
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2:19pm Fri 8 Feb 13

southend_Dave says...

Thurrockbob wrote:
Isn't it time we had coppers back on the beat instead of them all sitting in the **** station drinking tea and waiting for a call?
How will police on a beat affect anything?

The chance of a copper being close by is so remote its not worth worrying about if you are prepared to rob a shop.

Much better having those officers able to actually respond quickly by car.
[quote][p][bold]Thurrockbob[/bold] wrote: Isn't it time we had coppers back on the beat instead of them all sitting in the **** station drinking tea and waiting for a call?[/p][/quote]How will police on a beat affect anything? The chance of a copper being close by is so remote its not worth worrying about if you are prepared to rob a shop. Much better having those officers able to actually respond quickly by car. southend_Dave
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3:26pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Thurrockbob says...

southend_Dave wrote:
Thurrockbob wrote:
Isn't it time we had coppers back on the beat instead of them all sitting in the **** station drinking tea and waiting for a call?
How will police on a beat affect anything?

The chance of a copper being close by is so remote its not worth worrying about if you are prepared to rob a shop.

Much better having those officers able to actually respond quickly by car.
A copper on a beat is a presence and can be there reasonably quickly.
Coppers riding about in cars is a presence (neither of these happen on a regular basis), however coppers sitting in a Station waiting for a call are neither use nor ornament.
[quote][p][bold]southend_Dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thurrockbob[/bold] wrote: Isn't it time we had coppers back on the beat instead of them all sitting in the **** station drinking tea and waiting for a call?[/p][/quote]How will police on a beat affect anything? The chance of a copper being close by is so remote its not worth worrying about if you are prepared to rob a shop. Much better having those officers able to actually respond quickly by car.[/p][/quote]A copper on a beat is a presence and can be there reasonably quickly. Coppers riding about in cars is a presence (neither of these happen on a regular basis), however coppers sitting in a Station waiting for a call are neither use nor ornament. Thurrockbob
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