Homeowner looks on helplessly as two men steal his car

Basildon Recorder: Homeowner looks on helplessly as two men steal his car Homeowner looks on helplessly as two men steal his car

A HOMEOWNER watched helplessly as burglars drove off with his car.

Thieves broke in to the house in Lancer Way in Billericay at about 1.30am on January 7 and took the keys to a black Ford Lancer ST with a 63 registration plate.

The homeowner woke as the burglars left his home.

He made it to the window in time to see a man drive off in his car.

Another suspect left in a second vehicle. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Basildon CID on 101.

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4:25pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

Ford Lancer ST ?


What's one of those?
Ford Lancer ST ? What's one of those? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 7

4:30pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Woodenspoon says...

It must be a concept car, built by the "Homeowner" as he even named it after the street he lived in.

What difference does it make if he is a home owner or rents or is even a house sitter??? By saying he is a house owner suggests that he has plenty of money and can afford to "lose" his vehicle.

I guess he will be getting a brand new one on the insurance, one good outcome from it all.
It must be a concept car, built by the "Homeowner" as he even named it after the street he lived in. What difference does it make if he is a home owner or rents or is even a house sitter??? By saying he is a house owner suggests that he has plenty of money and can afford to "lose" his vehicle. I guess he will be getting a brand new one on the insurance, one good outcome from it all. Woodenspoon
  • Score: -38

7:40pm Fri 10 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

Insurance job?
Insurance job? LastLaugh2
  • Score: -32

8:13pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

LastLaugh2 wrote:
Insurance job?
Could be, what sort of a Lemon allows people to break in, take the keys and then drive away in their new motor ?
[quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: Insurance job?[/p][/quote]Could be, what sort of a Lemon allows people to break in, take the keys and then drive away in their new motor ? Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -19

8:24pm Fri 10 Jan 14

runwellian says...

We all leave cars keys where burglars can find them, and we just never learn!

Giving details about the mans home etc is pointless, unless they think his car is more important than someone living in a council house with a modest car!

If his house was that easy to break into without disturbing him, then you cannot be surprised that they stole the car!
We all leave cars keys where burglars can find them, and we just never learn! Giving details about the mans home etc is pointless, unless they think his car is more important than someone living in a council house with a modest car! If his house was that easy to break into without disturbing him, then you cannot be surprised that they stole the car! runwellian
  • Score: -18

9:05pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Leigh fisherman says...

Woodenspoon wrote:
It must be a concept car, built by the "Homeowner" as he even named it after the street he lived in.

What difference does it make if he is a home owner or rents or is even a house sitter??? By saying he is a house owner suggests that he has plenty of money and can afford to "lose" his vehicle.

I guess he will be getting a brand new one on the insurance, one good outcome from it all.
63 plate car is basically brand new, so should get a new one.
[quote][p][bold]Woodenspoon[/bold] wrote: It must be a concept car, built by the "Homeowner" as he even named it after the street he lived in. What difference does it make if he is a home owner or rents or is even a house sitter??? By saying he is a house owner suggests that he has plenty of money and can afford to "lose" his vehicle. I guess he will be getting a brand new one on the insurance, one good outcome from it all.[/p][/quote]63 plate car is basically brand new, so should get a new one. Leigh fisherman
  • Score: -6

10:39pm Fri 10 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Good one Carrie Ann a Lancer indeed..,It was a focus ST and didn't belong to the 'home owner'...it was the 'homeowners' 2 sons who saved up to buy this car....incidently the 'Homeowner' had a 50 grand Audi nicked and burnt out previously....so says Fridays echo which seems much more informative and reliable.....seems i might have to start buying the Echo again, gets a bit much speed reading it in the shop and putting it back.
Good one Carrie Ann a Lancer indeed..,It was a focus ST and didn't belong to the 'home owner'...it was the 'homeowners' 2 sons who saved up to buy this car....incidently the 'Homeowner' had a 50 grand Audi nicked and burnt out previously....so says Fridays echo which seems much more informative and reliable.....seems i might have to start buying the Echo again, gets a bit much speed reading it in the shop and putting it back. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 11

8:34am Sat 11 Jan 14

Russ13 says...

runwellian wrote:
We all leave cars keys where burglars can find them, and we just never learn!

Giving details about the mans home etc is pointless, unless they think his car is more important than someone living in a council house with a modest car!

If his house was that easy to break into without disturbing him, then you cannot be surprised that they stole the car!
Whilst you shouldn't leave them in easy reach of a door/window, would you rather the scumbag(s) broke into your house, found the keys and nicked your car or broke into your house, couldn't find the keys and then turned on you and/or your kids until they got the keys?

With high-end cars the criminals are likely to have made your house a target and they won't leave until they get what they came for, whatever they have to do, even if that means assaulting the owner and/or their family too.
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: We all leave cars keys where burglars can find them, and we just never learn! Giving details about the mans home etc is pointless, unless they think his car is more important than someone living in a council house with a modest car! If his house was that easy to break into without disturbing him, then you cannot be surprised that they stole the car![/p][/quote]Whilst you shouldn't leave them in easy reach of a door/window, would you rather the scumbag(s) broke into your house, found the keys and nicked your car or broke into your house, couldn't find the keys and then turned on you and/or your kids until they got the keys? With high-end cars the criminals are likely to have made your house a target and they won't leave until they get what they came for, whatever they have to do, even if that means assaulting the owner and/or their family too. Russ13
  • Score: 8

10:45am Sat 11 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

no such thing as a ford 'lancer' is there ? sounds dodgy
no such thing as a ford 'lancer' is there ? sounds dodgy pembury53
  • Score: -8

12:23pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Dan_ says...

I don't see any of the comments above really being at all sympathetic? Hello? Guy minding his own business has some a hole enter his house, which from experience in itself is a horrid feeling, and then takes something that doesn't belong to him/them? That's awful, and all some of you can say is he shouldn't leave his keys where they can be found??? And don't worry he will get a new one on his insurance?? What the hell is wrong with you? This happened to an actual person and his family. Poor guy. Commiserations, I hope you are all OK and move on, and I sincerely hope they catch those responsible. Especially as it seems like a targeted theft which some other poor people will no doubt be on the receiving end of in the future.
I don't see any of the comments above really being at all sympathetic? Hello? Guy minding his own business has some a hole enter his house, which from experience in itself is a horrid feeling, and then takes something that doesn't belong to him/them? That's awful, and all some of you can say is he shouldn't leave his keys where they can be found??? And don't worry he will get a new one on his insurance?? What the hell is wrong with you? This happened to an actual person and his family. Poor guy. Commiserations, I hope you are all OK and move on, and I sincerely hope they catch those responsible. Especially as it seems like a targeted theft which some other poor people will no doubt be on the receiving end of in the future. Dan_
  • Score: 14

1:41pm Sat 11 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

I also read that a Family member was sitting in the house in another room with a friend when he heard the car start up and looked out and saw a Balaclava wearing thief drive off, the house doors where not double locked at the time...so the thieves have some brass neck.
I also read that a Family member was sitting in the house in another room with a friend when he heard the car start up and looked out and saw a Balaclava wearing thief drive off, the house doors where not double locked at the time...so the thieves have some brass neck. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 1

1:49pm Sat 11 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
I also read that a Family member was sitting in the house in another room with a friend when he heard the car start up and looked out and saw a Balaclava wearing thief drive off, the house doors where not double locked at the time...so the thieves have some brass neck.
Whilst the occupiers have no balls.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: I also read that a Family member was sitting in the house in another room with a friend when he heard the car start up and looked out and saw a Balaclava wearing thief drive off, the house doors where not double locked at the time...so the thieves have some brass neck.[/p][/quote]Whilst the occupiers have no balls. LastLaugh2
  • Score: -19

5:29pm Sat 11 Jan 14

runwellian says...

Russ13 wrote:
runwellian wrote:
We all leave cars keys where burglars can find them, and we just never learn!

Giving details about the mans home etc is pointless, unless they think his car is more important than someone living in a council house with a modest car!

If his house was that easy to break into without disturbing him, then you cannot be surprised that they stole the car!
Whilst you shouldn't leave them in easy reach of a door/window, would you rather the scumbag(s) broke into your house, found the keys and nicked your car or broke into your house, couldn't find the keys and then turned on you and/or your kids until they got the keys?

With high-end cars the criminals are likely to have made your house a target and they won't leave until they get what they came for, whatever they have to do, even if that means assaulting the owner and/or their family too.
I din't know this was a high end car, but what you imply is that it would be easier to put everything in easy reach of thieving toe rags rather than take sensible precautions e.g. a burglar alarm would have seen them off!

Why make a point of him being a home owner (all the more reason to have a burglar alarm) someone with an older car values if just as much and probably depends on it to get to work etc.
A car is car, whether you own your house or not is of no interest to the burglar, they would steal the air out of your lungs if they could get at it!
[quote][p][bold]Russ13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: We all leave cars keys where burglars can find them, and we just never learn! Giving details about the mans home etc is pointless, unless they think his car is more important than someone living in a council house with a modest car! If his house was that easy to break into without disturbing him, then you cannot be surprised that they stole the car![/p][/quote]Whilst you shouldn't leave them in easy reach of a door/window, would you rather the scumbag(s) broke into your house, found the keys and nicked your car or broke into your house, couldn't find the keys and then turned on you and/or your kids until they got the keys? With high-end cars the criminals are likely to have made your house a target and they won't leave until they get what they came for, whatever they have to do, even if that means assaulting the owner and/or their family too.[/p][/quote]I din't know this was a high end car, but what you imply is that it would be easier to put everything in easy reach of thieving toe rags rather than take sensible precautions e.g. a burglar alarm would have seen them off! Why make a point of him being a home owner (all the more reason to have a burglar alarm) someone with an older car values if just as much and probably depends on it to get to work etc. A car is car, whether you own your house or not is of no interest to the burglar, they would steal the air out of your lungs if they could get at it! runwellian
  • Score: -1

5:36pm Sat 11 Jan 14

runwellian says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Good one Carrie Ann a Lancer indeed..,It was a focus ST and didn't belong to the 'home owner'...it was the 'homeowners' 2 sons who saved up to buy this car....incidently the 'Homeowner' had a 50 grand Audi nicked and burnt out previously....so says Fridays echo which seems much more informative and reliable.....seems i might have to start buying the Echo again, gets a bit much speed reading it in the shop and putting it back.
Try registering with the Echo and read it free on line!
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Good one Carrie Ann a Lancer indeed..,It was a focus ST and didn't belong to the 'home owner'...it was the 'homeowners' 2 sons who saved up to buy this car....incidently the 'Homeowner' had a 50 grand Audi nicked and burnt out previously....so says Fridays echo which seems much more informative and reliable.....seems i might have to start buying the Echo again, gets a bit much speed reading it in the shop and putting it back.[/p][/quote]Try registering with the Echo and read it free on line! runwellian
  • Score: -1

6:15pm Sat 11 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

runwellian wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Good one Carrie Ann a Lancer indeed..,It was a focus ST and didn't belong to the 'home owner'...it was the 'homeowners' 2 sons who saved up to buy this car....incidently the 'Homeowner' had a 50 grand Audi nicked and burnt out previously....so says Fridays echo which seems much more informative and reliable.....seems i might have to start buying the Echo again, gets a bit much speed reading it in the shop and putting it back.
Try registering with the Echo and read it free on line!
well if i am reading this and replying then i guess i must have registered already...the on-line versions do differ from the news paper versions and not all storys make it on here, there was a classic a few weeks back about rogue landlords involving an estate agent in Leigh....but that failed to make it on line for comments,
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Good one Carrie Ann a Lancer indeed..,It was a focus ST and didn't belong to the 'home owner'...it was the 'homeowners' 2 sons who saved up to buy this car....incidently the 'Homeowner' had a 50 grand Audi nicked and burnt out previously....so says Fridays echo which seems much more informative and reliable.....seems i might have to start buying the Echo again, gets a bit much speed reading it in the shop and putting it back.[/p][/quote]Try registering with the Echo and read it free on line![/p][/quote]well if i am reading this and replying then i guess i must have registered already...the on-line versions do differ from the news paper versions and not all storys make it on here, there was a classic a few weeks back about rogue landlords involving an estate agent in Leigh....but that failed to make it on line for comments, DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 1

11:14am Sun 12 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

runwellian wrote:
Russ13 wrote:
runwellian wrote:
We all leave cars keys where burglars can find them, and we just never learn!

Giving details about the mans home etc is pointless, unless they think his car is more important than someone living in a council house with a modest car!

If his house was that easy to break into without disturbing him, then you cannot be surprised that they stole the car!
Whilst you shouldn't leave them in easy reach of a door/window, would you rather the scumbag(s) broke into your house, found the keys and nicked your car or broke into your house, couldn't find the keys and then turned on you and/or your kids until they got the keys?

With high-end cars the criminals are likely to have made your house a target and they won't leave until they get what they came for, whatever they have to do, even if that means assaulting the owner and/or their family too.
I din't know this was a high end car, but what you imply is that it would be easier to put everything in easy reach of thieving toe rags rather than take sensible precautions e.g. a burglar alarm would have seen them off!

Why make a point of him being a home owner (all the more reason to have a burglar alarm) someone with an older car values if just as much and probably depends on it to get to work etc.
A car is car, whether you own your house or not is of no interest to the burglar, they would steal the air out of your lungs if they could get at it!
Go back to Runwell...if that is you got a car...DoH
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Russ13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: We all leave cars keys where burglars can find them, and we just never learn! Giving details about the mans home etc is pointless, unless they think his car is more important than someone living in a council house with a modest car! If his house was that easy to break into without disturbing him, then you cannot be surprised that they stole the car![/p][/quote]Whilst you shouldn't leave them in easy reach of a door/window, would you rather the scumbag(s) broke into your house, found the keys and nicked your car or broke into your house, couldn't find the keys and then turned on you and/or your kids until they got the keys? With high-end cars the criminals are likely to have made your house a target and they won't leave until they get what they came for, whatever they have to do, even if that means assaulting the owner and/or their family too.[/p][/quote]I din't know this was a high end car, but what you imply is that it would be easier to put everything in easy reach of thieving toe rags rather than take sensible precautions e.g. a burglar alarm would have seen them off! Why make a point of him being a home owner (all the more reason to have a burglar alarm) someone with an older car values if just as much and probably depends on it to get to work etc. A car is car, whether you own your house or not is of no interest to the burglar, they would steal the air out of your lungs if they could get at it![/p][/quote]Go back to Runwell...if that is you got a car...DoH LastLaugh2
  • Score: -4

12:19pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Dan_ says...

LastLaugh2 wrote:
Dan_ wrote:
I don't see any of the comments above really being at all sympathetic? Hello? Guy minding his own business has some a hole enter his house, which from experience in itself is a horrid feeling, and then takes something that doesn't belong to him/them? That's awful, and all some of you can say is he shouldn't leave his keys where they can be found??? And don't worry he will get a new one on his insurance?? What the hell is wrong with you? This happened to an actual person and his family. Poor guy. Commiserations, I hope you are all OK and move on, and I sincerely hope they catch those responsible. Especially as it seems like a targeted theft which some other poor people will no doubt be on the receiving end of in the future.
GROW A PAIR,
Lets do a deal? If you can grow a pair of brain cells, then I'll attempt to grow a second pair of balls? :-) I think that's perfectly fair, seeing as biologically both events seem to have a 0% chance of success. Have a nice day fella.
[quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dan_[/bold] wrote: I don't see any of the comments above really being at all sympathetic? Hello? Guy minding his own business has some a hole enter his house, which from experience in itself is a horrid feeling, and then takes something that doesn't belong to him/them? That's awful, and all some of you can say is he shouldn't leave his keys where they can be found??? And don't worry he will get a new one on his insurance?? What the hell is wrong with you? This happened to an actual person and his family. Poor guy. Commiserations, I hope you are all OK and move on, and I sincerely hope they catch those responsible. Especially as it seems like a targeted theft which some other poor people will no doubt be on the receiving end of in the future.[/p][/quote]GROW A PAIR,[/p][/quote]Lets do a deal? If you can grow a pair of brain cells, then I'll attempt to grow a second pair of balls? :-) I think that's perfectly fair, seeing as biologically both events seem to have a 0% chance of success. Have a nice day fella. Dan_
  • Score: 6

7:20am Mon 13 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

Dan_ wrote:
LastLaugh2 wrote:
Dan_ wrote:
I don't see any of the comments above really being at all sympathetic? Hello? Guy minding his own business has some a hole enter his house, which from experience in itself is a horrid feeling, and then takes something that doesn't belong to him/them? That's awful, and all some of you can say is he shouldn't leave his keys where they can be found??? And don't worry he will get a new one on his insurance?? What the hell is wrong with you? This happened to an actual person and his family. Poor guy. Commiserations, I hope you are all OK and move on, and I sincerely hope they catch those responsible. Especially as it seems like a targeted theft which some other poor people will no doubt be on the receiving end of in the future.
GROW A PAIR,
Lets do a deal? If you can grow a pair of brain cells, then I'll attempt to grow a second pair of balls? :-) I think that's perfectly fair, seeing as biologically both events seem to have a 0% chance of success. Have a nice day fella.
I really cant imagine a so called man, watching as two thieves help themselves having entered private property, what a bunch of ninnies, they must be, driving big cars, with small balls
[quote][p][bold]Dan_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dan_[/bold] wrote: I don't see any of the comments above really being at all sympathetic? Hello? Guy minding his own business has some a hole enter his house, which from experience in itself is a horrid feeling, and then takes something that doesn't belong to him/them? That's awful, and all some of you can say is he shouldn't leave his keys where they can be found??? And don't worry he will get a new one on his insurance?? What the hell is wrong with you? This happened to an actual person and his family. Poor guy. Commiserations, I hope you are all OK and move on, and I sincerely hope they catch those responsible. Especially as it seems like a targeted theft which some other poor people will no doubt be on the receiving end of in the future.[/p][/quote]GROW A PAIR,[/p][/quote]Lets do a deal? If you can grow a pair of brain cells, then I'll attempt to grow a second pair of balls? :-) I think that's perfectly fair, seeing as biologically both events seem to have a 0% chance of success. Have a nice day fella.[/p][/quote]I really cant imagine a so called man, watching as two thieves help themselves having entered private property, what a bunch of ninnies, they must be, driving big cars, with small balls LastLaugh2
  • Score: -5

1:21pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Dan_ says...

"He made it to the window in time to see a man drive off in his car."

Or maybe he thought "I can't run as fast as a car, so perhaps I wont give chase?"
Or a step further, maybe he thought they might be armed, and do I want to risk losing my life or serious injury over a car? Anyway, you've trolled me enough, I'm out.
"He made it to the window in time to see a man drive off in his car." Or maybe he thought "I can't run as fast as a car, so perhaps I wont give chase?" Or a step further, maybe he thought they might be armed, and do I want to risk losing my life or serious injury over a car? Anyway, you've trolled me enough, I'm out. Dan_
  • Score: 6

4:07pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Feminism is Dead says...

Woodenspoon wrote:
It must be a concept car, built by the "Homeowner" as he even named it after the street he lived in. What difference does it make if he is a home owner or rents or is even a house sitter??? By saying he is a house owner suggests that he has plenty of money and can afford to "lose" his vehicle. I guess he will be getting a brand new one on the insurance, one good outcome from it all.
Agreed - why is it necessary to inform everyone he is a homeowner? What has that got to do with the theft?

It's like saying "Man with Netflix subscription watches helplessly as car stolen".
[quote][p][bold]Woodenspoon[/bold] wrote: It must be a concept car, built by the "Homeowner" as he even named it after the street he lived in. What difference does it make if he is a home owner or rents or is even a house sitter??? By saying he is a house owner suggests that he has plenty of money and can afford to "lose" his vehicle. I guess he will be getting a brand new one on the insurance, one good outcome from it all.[/p][/quote]Agreed - why is it necessary to inform everyone he is a homeowner? What has that got to do with the theft? It's like saying "Man with Netflix subscription watches helplessly as car stolen". Feminism is Dead
  • Score: 3

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