Bungling Basildon Tesco robber attemps to steal a car... but ends up with a sandwich

Bungling Basildon Tesco robber attemps to steal a car... but ends up with a sandwich

Bungling Basildon Tesco robber attemps to steal a car... but ends up with a sandwich

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A BUNGLING robber attempted to steal a car... but ended up with just a sandwich.

The crook approached a man who was washing his vehicle at the Tesco petrol station on the Mayflower Retail Park, off the A127 in Pitsea, at around 11pm On Friday, January 10.

He demanded the victim hand over his car keys and any cash he had, but then punched the vehicle owner before running off.

The suspect then stole a bag from the car, which just contained a sandwich.

The wanted man is described as white, aged 18 to 23, with stubble.

DC Andy Rowley, of Basildon CID, said: "At the time that this happened the petrol station shop was shut but this is close to the main Tesco store which is open 24 hours and I am hoping some late night shoppers might have witnessed this incident or seen the men responsible in the area at the relevant time.”

Witnesses should call 101.

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2:00pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

I'm really glad that the Echo have provided us with a photo of a sandwich. I would never have known what one looked like otherwise
I'm really glad that the Echo have provided us with a photo of a sandwich. I would never have known what one looked like otherwise Howard Cháse
  • Score: 18

3:28pm Thu 13 Feb 14

jpw0809 says...

Wow so that's what a Sandwich looks like! They say you learn something new everyday thanks Echo!
Wow so that's what a Sandwich looks like! They say you learn something new everyday thanks Echo! jpw0809
  • Score: 7

4:41pm Thu 13 Feb 14

TherealIndiana says...

So was this guy just loafing around the carpark, good job his victim didn't get sliced up!
So was this guy just loafing around the carpark, good job his victim didn't get sliced up! TherealIndiana
  • Score: -10

5:24pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Druggie Scumbag says...

It wasn't a ham, lettuce and tomato sandwich. It was tuna and mayo and quite tasty.....errrrr....
............woops.
It wasn't a ham, lettuce and tomato sandwich. It was tuna and mayo and quite tasty.....errrrr.... ............woops. Druggie Scumbag
  • Score: -3

7:58pm Thu 13 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

jpw0809 wrote:
Wow so that's what a Sandwich looks like! They say you learn something new everyday thanks Echo!
Hey jpw0809 that's great picture - don't knock it!

You never know there might be some poor old 'saddo' out there who collects pictures of sandwiches and this could be just the one that he's been looking for ages.

Mind you, he'll have some way to go to beat the collection at http://www.shutterst
ock.com/s/sandwich/s
earch.html

There's 33 million of them I kid you not!
[quote][p][bold]jpw0809[/bold] wrote: Wow so that's what a Sandwich looks like! They say you learn something new everyday thanks Echo![/p][/quote]Hey jpw0809 that's great picture - don't knock it! You never know there might be some poor old 'saddo' out there who collects pictures of sandwiches and this could be just the one that he's been looking for ages. Mind you, he'll have some way to go to beat the collection at http://www.shutterst ock.com/s/sandwich/s earch.html There's 33 million of them I kid you not! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 0

8:08pm Thu 13 Feb 14

the25man says...

Cor I bet he felt sick on getting only a sandwich
Cor I bet he felt sick on getting only a sandwich the25man
  • Score: -4

9:50pm Thu 13 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Especially if he ate it!
Especially if he ate it! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 1

1:46am Fri 14 Feb 14

essex bad boy says...

Assumption of crime here....A BUNGLING robber attempted to steal a car... but ended up with just a sandwich.

The car was a distraction, the main target WAS the food, what after all the taxes taken they were unable to buy food, as a last resort the perpetrator was just hungry, rather than beg, he took the tasty sandwich then shared it with their family.
Assumption of crime here....A BUNGLING robber attempted to steal a car... but ended up with just a sandwich. The car was a distraction, the main target WAS the food, what after all the taxes taken they were unable to buy food, as a last resort the perpetrator was just hungry, rather than beg, he took the tasty sandwich then shared it with their family. essex bad boy
  • Score: 0

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