Shopkeeper threatened with knife in full view of police

First published in News

TWO would be robbers threatened a shopkeeper at knifepoint in front of police officers.

The pair are now in custody after being arrested by officers who were already in the Happy Shopper in Jesmond Road, Grays, at around 9.50pm on Saturday, January 5, following reports of a theft in the store about half-an-hour earlier at 9.20pm.

An Essex Police spokeswoman said: “While officers were inside the shop two men entered and threatened a staff member with a knife and demanded money.”

A 19-year-old man from Grays was arrested at the scene while the other, aged 21, from Dagenham, was arrested in nearby Springfield Road following a search.

Both remain in custody.

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2:08pm Sun 6 Jan 13

benfleetgeeza says...

How dumb can you be scum bags
How dumb can you be scum bags benfleetgeeza
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2:08pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Jock37ng says...

Now give them 10 years each.
Now give them 10 years each. Jock37ng
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2:26pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Thecountrysgonetopot! says...

Im sure we have all said at some point 'wheres the police when you need them' and this was 1 of those times and they were right there! Feel sorry for the shopkeeper but so happy for him that the police were in the place at the time!
Im sure we have all said at some point 'wheres the police when you need them' and this was 1 of those times and they were right there! Feel sorry for the shopkeeper but so happy for him that the police were in the place at the time! Thecountrysgonetopot!
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3:17pm Sun 6 Jan 13

jolllyboy says...

Just shows that criminals have no respect for the law.
Just shows that criminals have no respect for the law. jolllyboy
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4:12pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Seasider90 says...

Are these the most stupid criminals in history?
Are these the most stupid criminals in history? Seasider90
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4:27pm Sun 6 Jan 13

MumInOckendon says...

Thecountrysgonetopot
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wrote:
Im sure we have all said at some point 'wheres the police when you need them' and this was 1 of those times and they were right there! Feel sorry for the shopkeeper but so happy for him that the police were in the place at the time!
Couldn't agree more



What a pair of idiots! Shame them and put up the CCTV
[quote][p][bold]Thecountrysgonetopot ![/bold] wrote: Im sure we have all said at some point 'wheres the police when you need them' and this was 1 of those times and they were right there! Feel sorry for the shopkeeper but so happy for him that the police were in the place at the time![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more What a pair of idiots! Shame them and put up the CCTV MumInOckendon
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5:04pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Sean4u says...

That was easy. Perhaps the police should pop into stores more often.
That was easy. Perhaps the police should pop into stores more often. Sean4u
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5:31pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Thurrockbob says...

Sean4u wrote:
That was easy. Perhaps the police should pop into stores more often.
I think that could have been the first time they have been out of the station since before Christmas. So you see chaps it does work actually getting out and doing some work!
[quote][p][bold]Sean4u[/bold] wrote: That was easy. Perhaps the police should pop into stores more often.[/p][/quote]I think that could have been the first time they have been out of the station since before Christmas. So you see chaps it does work actually getting out and doing some work! Thurrockbob
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5:33pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Thurrockbob says...

Seasider90 wrote:
Are these the most stupid criminals in history?
If it's the 19 year old I think it is from Grays, then yes he is one of the most stupidest people on this planet.
[quote][p][bold]Seasider90[/bold] wrote: Are these the most stupid criminals in history?[/p][/quote]If it's the 19 year old I think it is from Grays, then yes he is one of the most stupidest people on this planet. Thurrockbob
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6:26pm Sun 6 Jan 13

bumper says...

thick inbreeding does this to you....
thick inbreeding does this to you.... bumper
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8:26pm Sun 6 Jan 13

southendmike says...

A second brain cell between these two numpties, and they'd be REALLY dangerous!
A second brain cell between these two numpties, and they'd be REALLY dangerous! southendmike
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11:34pm Sun 6 Jan 13

marshman says...

Don't tell them your name Pike.
Don't tell them your name Pike. marshman
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11:53pm Sun 6 Jan 13

TheStraightTalker says...

Did the shop have cctv as I would love to see that video, perhaps echo reports could follow this up? Do the reporters even read these comments?
Did the shop have cctv as I would love to see that video, perhaps echo reports could follow this up? Do the reporters even read these comments? TheStraightTalker
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6:47am Mon 7 Jan 13

Brunning999 says...

That is why they are crims they are so thick they always get caught.

They will probably get locked up and will lay in bed until mid day because they are also lazy.

And when released from bird they will live off benefit payments because they are parasites.

To all the do gooder's please find an answer because I have one.
That is why they are crims they are so thick they always get caught. They will probably get locked up and will lay in bed until mid day because they are also lazy. And when released from bird they will live off benefit payments because they are parasites. To all the do gooder's please find an answer because I have one. Brunning999
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9:44am Mon 7 Jan 13

Essex Medja says...

I agree. We have created a society whereby crime and breeding are both a a career and a revenue stream for those who are lazy.
I agree. We have created a society whereby crime and breeding are both a a career and a revenue stream for those who are lazy. Essex Medja
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10:50am Mon 7 Jan 13

Chris Flunk says...

Brunning999 wrote:
That is why they are crims they are so thick they always get caught.

They will probably get locked up and will lay in bed until mid day because they are also lazy.

And when released from bird they will live off benefit payments because they are parasites.

To all the do gooder's please find an answer because I have one.
Come on then, lets hear it. I'm betting on it being rehabilitation through education.
[quote][p][bold]Brunning999[/bold] wrote: That is why they are crims they are so thick they always get caught. They will probably get locked up and will lay in bed until mid day because they are also lazy. And when released from bird they will live off benefit payments because they are parasites. To all the do gooder's please find an answer because I have one.[/p][/quote]Come on then, lets hear it. I'm betting on it being rehabilitation through education. Chris Flunk
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11:58am Mon 7 Jan 13

rob1806 says...

Rumour has it the robbers thought the old bill were in fancy dress just stopping to buy a bottle for the party?
The robber who tried to get away thought the police car parked outside was done up to good for a copy!!!!
Waaaaahhh!!!!

Best laugh I've had for ages.
Rumour has it the robbers thought the old bill were in fancy dress just stopping to buy a bottle for the party? The robber who tried to get away thought the police car parked outside was done up to good for a copy!!!! Waaaaahhh!!!! Best laugh I've had for ages. rob1806
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1:04pm Mon 7 Jan 13

BusterBoo says...

Thurrockbob wrote:
Sean4u wrote:
That was easy. Perhaps the police should pop into stores more often.
I think that could have been the first time they have been out of the station since before Christmas. So you see chaps it does work actually getting out and doing some work!
Join up then...you wouldn't last five minutes! Christmas? Oh that time they all spent away from their families to ensure you had a nice time! They give us everything including their lives when required...the least you could do is give a little respect back!
[quote][p][bold]Thurrockbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sean4u[/bold] wrote: That was easy. Perhaps the police should pop into stores more often.[/p][/quote]I think that could have been the first time they have been out of the station since before Christmas. So you see chaps it does work actually getting out and doing some work![/p][/quote]Join up then...you wouldn't last five minutes! Christmas? Oh that time they all spent away from their families to ensure you had a nice time! They give us everything including their lives when required...the least you could do is give a little respect back! BusterBoo
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3:04pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Thurrockbob says...

BusterBoo wrote:
Thurrockbob wrote:
Sean4u wrote:
That was easy. Perhaps the police should pop into stores more often.
I think that could have been the first time they have been out of the station since before Christmas. So you see chaps it does work actually getting out and doing some work!
Join up then...you wouldn't last five minutes! Christmas? Oh that time they all spent away from their families to ensure you had a nice time! They give us everything including their lives when required...the least you could do is give a little respect back!
Best laugh I have had for a long while .... well done.

How do you know I wasn't at one time in the force?
I was talking about Essex Police at Grays Station, not REAL Police.
The Grays Police are about as effective as a chocolate teapot!
[quote][p][bold]BusterBoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thurrockbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sean4u[/bold] wrote: That was easy. Perhaps the police should pop into stores more often.[/p][/quote]I think that could have been the first time they have been out of the station since before Christmas. So you see chaps it does work actually getting out and doing some work![/p][/quote]Join up then...you wouldn't last five minutes! Christmas? Oh that time they all spent away from their families to ensure you had a nice time! They give us everything including their lives when required...the least you could do is give a little respect back![/p][/quote]Best laugh I have had for a long while .... well done. How do you know I wasn't at one time in the force? I was talking about Essex Police at Grays Station, not REAL Police. The Grays Police are about as effective as a chocolate teapot! Thurrockbob
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3:57pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Natter says...

I'm sure their mums are really proud of them, Pillocks :)
I'm sure their mums are really proud of them, Pillocks :) Natter
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5:42pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Yanxa says...

A woman on the bus today was talking on her phone (far too loudly, I might add) about how she has to look after one of their dogs now.

Just execute the lot of them!
A woman on the bus today was talking on her phone (far too loudly, I might add) about how she has to look after one of their dogs now. Just execute the lot of them! Yanxa
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10:11pm Tue 8 Jan 13

charlie_dalton says...

As for the robbery in jesmond road, as for the 19 year old who is offender only went in for sugar for his mum and beer for him.he knows he shouldnt go in there but the 21 year old run in with a knife.if you got any comments leave below.its alright if all your children running people over and cutting them up on there scooters and mopeds in the summer.one child is quicker to be judged.look at your own judge
As for the robbery in jesmond road, as for the 19 year old who is offender only went in for sugar for his mum and beer for him.he knows he shouldnt go in there but the 21 year old run in with a knife.if you got any comments leave below.its alright if all your children running people over and cutting them up on there scooters and mopeds in the summer.one child is quicker to be judged.look at your own judge charlie_dalton
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5:05am Wed 9 Jan 13

Thurrockbob says...

charlie_dalton wrote:
As for the robbery in jesmond road, as for the 19 year old who is offender only went in for sugar for his mum and beer for him.he knows he shouldnt go in there but the 21 year old run in with a knife.if you got any comments leave below.its alright if all your children running people over and cutting them up on there scooters and mopeds in the summer.one child is quicker to be judged.look at your own judge
You obviously went to the David Beckham school of 'gramatic' art, as I have no idea what you are on about!
[quote][p][bold]charlie_dalton[/bold] wrote: As for the robbery in jesmond road, as for the 19 year old who is offender only went in for sugar for his mum and beer for him.he knows he shouldnt go in there but the 21 year old run in with a knife.if you got any comments leave below.its alright if all your children running people over and cutting them up on there scooters and mopeds in the summer.one child is quicker to be judged.look at your own judge[/p][/quote]You obviously went to the David Beckham school of 'gramatic' art, as I have no idea what you are on about! Thurrockbob
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