Gunpoint robbery for £11 pizza

Gunpoint robbery for £11 pizza

Gunpoint robbery for £11 pizza

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A DELIVERY driver was robbed of an £11 pizza at gunpoint.

The 29-year-old victim was attacked by the gunman and his accomplice outside Basildon Upper Academy in Wickford Avenue, Pitsea.

Essex Police launched the police helicopter and scoured the area with dogs following the incident, but could find no sign of the attackers.

The delivery man, who was working for Cosmos Takeaway in South Walk, Basildon, was left shaken by the incident but was otherwise unharmed.

The drama unfolded as the victim was dropping off a pizza at a house in the road.

He was approached by two men, one of whom was carrying a black handgun.

The gunman demanded the driver hand over his mobile phone, money and the pizza.

The robbers then fled towards Oakwood Grove with the food and £15.

The first robber was aged 16 to 20 years, 5 ft 7 ins to 5 ft 10 ins tall.

He was slim, wearing black jeans, a hooded jacket and holding a black handgun.

The second robber was also 16 to 20 years, 5 ft 7 ins to 5 ft 10 ins tall, and slim.

He was also wearing jeans and a hoodie.

Angie Torrance, station sergeant at Basildon police station, said: “Essex Police are treating this incident extremely seriously.

“This was a terrifying attack on a man while he was at work.

“It is extremely important that this pair are caught and I would urge anyone with information to contact Essex Police.”

Anyone with information about the incident, which happened at 2.20am yesterday, or who has any information about those responsible, can call Basildon CID on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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7:49am Wed 18 Jun 14

angryofessex says...

Jeans and a hooded jacket, I will keep a sharp eye out for them.
Jeans and a hooded jacket, I will keep a sharp eye out for them. angryofessex
  • Score: 7

7:58am Wed 18 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

angryofessex wrote:
Jeans and a hooded jacket, I will keep a sharp eye out for them.
its a better description of the firearm, than the assailants....
[quote][p][bold]angryofessex[/bold] wrote: Jeans and a hooded jacket, I will keep a sharp eye out for them.[/p][/quote]its a better description of the firearm, than the assailants.... pembury53
  • Score: 3

8:42am Wed 18 Jun 14

Who_Flung_Dung says...

"Essex Police launched the police helicopter" - to look for two guys sitting in a car/house eating a pizza. Great use of resources!!
"Essex Police launched the police helicopter" - to look for two guys sitting in a car/house eating a pizza. Great use of resources!! Who_Flung_Dung
  • Score: -1

2:44pm Wed 18 Jun 14

SLord90 says...

Literally cannot believe what this world has come to... so sad... hope the driver is ok Xx
Literally cannot believe what this world has come to... so sad... hope the driver is ok Xx SLord90
  • Score: 0

8:46pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Dan_ says...

This is really bad, Basildon has a minority of people that leave everyone else scared to do anything! Jumped up little twits! I have to say though, you have to be either extremely brave or extremely niaive to be delivering pizzas around Basildon at 2 and 3am! What kind of person is ordering takeaway food at that time of the night? On a weekday!? Drunks, crack heads, undesirables. We had a delivery man wake us up at 3.40am by buzzing the door earlier in the month. Scared the life out of us. Hope the guy is ok though, scary thing to go through!
This is really bad, Basildon has a minority of people that leave everyone else scared to do anything! Jumped up little twits! I have to say though, you have to be either extremely brave or extremely niaive to be delivering pizzas around Basildon at 2 and 3am! What kind of person is ordering takeaway food at that time of the night? On a weekday!? Drunks, crack heads, undesirables. We had a delivery man wake us up at 3.40am by buzzing the door earlier in the month. Scared the life out of us. Hope the guy is ok though, scary thing to go through! Dan_
  • Score: 2

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