Man and woman wanted after stealing old man's debit card

Thurrock Gazette: Police are looking for a Latin American man and a woman who was wearing a hijab headscarf. Police are looking for a Latin American man and a woman who was wearing a hijab headscarf.

A WOMAN in an Islamic headscarf and a Latin American man are wanted by police after an elderly man had his debit card stolen.

The man was taking cash from a cashpoint on Clarence Road, Grays, when a man and a woman approached him.

The woman then distracted him by talking to him while the man, having stolen his card, immediately went to another cashpoint in town to withdraw £300.

The male suspect is described as Latin American, in his mid-40s, of medium build, about 5ft 8ins in height and with slightly grey hair.

He was seen wearing blue jeans, a blue baseball cap and a dark rugby style shirt with horizontal white stripes.

The female suspect is described as in her early 20s, of slim build with dark hair and of 5ft 3ins in height.

She was wearing blue jeans with a dark jacket and a floral hijab.

Anyone with information on the theft, which happened on June 6, is asked to contact PC Makin at Grays CID on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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3:34pm Wed 9 Jul 14

OckendonPaul says...

Sounds like Romanians. Don't forget, they're doing the jobs we English won't do!
Sounds like Romanians. Don't forget, they're doing the jobs we English won't do! OckendonPaul
  • Score: 6

4:30pm Wed 9 Jul 14

loulougirl says...

yes, I agree.
Everyone knows that rumanian Roma women tend to wear headscarf without being muslims, and is wrong from the gazette to ger religion involved in this.
Not every woman with a scarf is a muslim, and a cloth on the head is not necesarily "islamic".
I wonder where the gazette gets its informaiton.........
hang on........the description said the woman had dark hair...............e
eerr.....well, a islamic hijab worn by a muslim woman covers the hair TOTALLY (that is the purpose of it)..............so that proves the incongruency of that news and the gazette.............
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yes, I agree. Everyone knows that rumanian Roma women tend to wear headscarf without being muslims, and is wrong from the gazette to ger religion involved in this. Not every woman with a scarf is a muslim, and a cloth on the head is not necesarily "islamic". I wonder where the gazette gets its informaiton......... hang on........the description said the woman had dark hair...............e eerr.....well, a islamic hijab worn by a muslim woman covers the hair TOTALLY (that is the purpose of it)..............so that proves the incongruency of that news and the gazette............. . loulougirl
  • Score: 3

5:52pm Wed 9 Jul 14

SWH says...

I agree with both comments above regarding the likely identity of the suspects, but I believe that the descriptions came from the police.
I agree with both comments above regarding the likely identity of the suspects, but I believe that the descriptions came from the police. SWH
  • Score: 4

7:25pm Wed 9 Jul 14

samsara says...

My wife had her debit card stolen outside the Halifax 4 weeks ago at aprox 10.00AM, using the same technique. (a guy this time) Before the Halifax staff could cancel it he withdrew £300 from outside Morrisons

BEWARE drawing cash outside machines in Grays at ANY time. Note people standing around (there must be more than one criminal or how else can they guarantee to access a machine in time?) A Google search indicates that there can sometimes be 6 or more people involved.

How many CCTV cameras are there in Grays (surely there cannot be too many...bugger the "not enough privacy" merchants) and what are the police doing I wonder? (this is at least the third time, to my knowledge, that this has happened this month)
My wife had her debit card stolen outside the Halifax 4 weeks ago at aprox 10.00AM, using the same technique. (a guy this time) Before the Halifax staff could cancel it he withdrew £300 from outside Morrisons BEWARE drawing cash outside machines in Grays at ANY time. Note people standing around (there must be more than one criminal or how else can they guarantee to access a machine in time?) A Google search indicates that there can sometimes be 6 or more people involved. How many CCTV cameras are there in Grays (surely there cannot be too many...bugger the "not enough privacy" merchants) and what are the police doing I wonder? (this is at least the third time, to my knowledge, that this has happened this month) samsara
  • Score: 7

7:50pm Wed 9 Jul 14

samsara says...

P.S. So when you add today's stabbing to the cash machine crimes Grays is NOT the place of choice. at the moment. To be fair to the police a criminal can grab the card and leg it for Morrisons and accomplices can hamper attempts to stop him/her then leg it themselves.

You'd need a heck of a lot of police to catch multiple offenders running off in all directions. So we must be AWARE. It's not sufficient to know that the nearest person is yards away so that makes using machines inside a safer bet because they must have CCTV and you can draw attention faster. Also you MUST give the staff your details really quickly

Also, I suspect that if you shouted "stop him/her" most people would just dream on and maybe that's a safer thing to do.
P.S. So when you add today's stabbing to the cash machine crimes Grays is NOT the place of choice. at the moment. To be fair to the police a criminal can grab the card and leg it for Morrisons and accomplices can hamper attempts to stop him/her then leg it themselves. You'd need a heck of a lot of police to catch multiple offenders running off in all directions. So we must be AWARE. It's not sufficient to know that the nearest person is yards away so that makes using machines inside a safer bet because they must have CCTV and you can draw attention faster. Also you MUST give the staff your details really quickly Also, I suspect that if you shouted "stop him/her" most people would just dream on and maybe that's a safer thing to do. samsara
  • Score: 8

10:29am Thu 10 Jul 14

woodsider says...

I recommend that all but those young and fit enough to look after themselves should only use cashpoints inside banks or better still get cashback at the till when they do their supermarket shopping. This is the only almost 100% safe method. Grays is still underpoliced and lacking in security/CCTV given the rapid growth in population. Without zero tolerance these events will continue to increase in frequency. Even out of town we are subjected to increasing criminal activity.
I recommend that all but those young and fit enough to look after themselves should only use cashpoints inside banks or better still get cashback at the till when they do their supermarket shopping. This is the only almost 100% safe method. Grays is still underpoliced and lacking in security/CCTV given the rapid growth in population. Without zero tolerance these events will continue to increase in frequency. Even out of town we are subjected to increasing criminal activity. woodsider
  • Score: 6

3:58pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Thurrockbob says...

Grays has become a tip since the introduction of mass immigration in to the town. So regardless of what do-gooders say a mass of Africans and Eastern Europeans allowed into a town in big numbers in a short amount of time, does not bl00dy work.
It is about time the stupid council took control and stopped this mass coming in and worked with locals to make Grays good again.
I do think however it could be too late, so luckily I am off, off to a part of the country that thinks about its constituents. Good luck to all locals left, you will need it. ;o)
Grays has become a tip since the introduction of mass immigration in to the town. So regardless of what do-gooders say a mass of Africans and Eastern Europeans allowed into a town in big numbers in a short amount of time, does not bl00dy work. It is about time the stupid council took control and stopped this mass coming in and worked with locals to make Grays good again. I do think however it could be too late, so luckily I am off, off to a part of the country that thinks about its constituents. Good luck to all locals left, you will need it. ;o) Thurrockbob
  • Score: 12

5:02pm Thu 10 Jul 14

samsara says...

Thurrockbob wrote:
Grays has become a tip since the introduction of mass immigration in to the town. So regardless of what do-gooders say a mass of Africans and Eastern Europeans allowed into a town in big numbers in a short amount of time, does not bl00dy work.
It is about time the stupid council took control and stopped this mass coming in and worked with locals to make Grays good again.
I do think however it could be too late, so luckily I am off, off to a part of the country that thinks about its constituents. Good luck to all locals left, you will need it. ;o)
There we were having a fairly intelligent conversation, then up pops Thurrock Bob out of his little hobbit-hole.

I see lots of perfectly respectable looking African men, women and children and I just know that in a few years their positive approach to life will help drag this area out of the clutches of doom-laden old miseries like you.

That's our problem (and maybe why our football is so bad...negativity. I've never set eyes on you but I just know that I'd take one forward-looking "immigrant" (we're all part-Saxon, Viking, French anyway) over 100 people like you.

You're a sad man Bob and you don't even know it...and that's even sadder. WE'RE not going to the dogs...just you and your sad mates are....
[quote][p][bold]Thurrockbob[/bold] wrote: Grays has become a tip since the introduction of mass immigration in to the town. So regardless of what do-gooders say a mass of Africans and Eastern Europeans allowed into a town in big numbers in a short amount of time, does not bl00dy work. It is about time the stupid council took control and stopped this mass coming in and worked with locals to make Grays good again. I do think however it could be too late, so luckily I am off, off to a part of the country that thinks about its constituents. Good luck to all locals left, you will need it. ;o)[/p][/quote]There we were having a fairly intelligent conversation, then up pops Thurrock Bob out of his little hobbit-hole. I see lots of perfectly respectable looking African men, women and children and I just know that in a few years their positive approach to life will help drag this area out of the clutches of doom-laden old miseries like you. That's our problem (and maybe why our football is so bad...negativity. I've never set eyes on you but I just know that I'd take one forward-looking "immigrant" (we're all part-Saxon, Viking, French anyway) over 100 people like you. You're a sad man Bob and you don't even know it...and that's even sadder. WE'RE not going to the dogs...just you and your sad mates are.... samsara
  • Score: -9

6:49pm Thu 10 Jul 14

DannyButcher says...

samsara wrote:
Thurrockbob wrote:
Grays has become a tip since the introduction of mass immigration in to the town. So regardless of what do-gooders say a mass of Africans and Eastern Europeans allowed into a town in big numbers in a short amount of time, does not bl00dy work.
It is about time the stupid council took control and stopped this mass coming in and worked with locals to make Grays good again.
I do think however it could be too late, so luckily I am off, off to a part of the country that thinks about its constituents. Good luck to all locals left, you will need it. ;o)
There we were having a fairly intelligent conversation, then up pops Thurrock Bob out of his little hobbit-hole.

I see lots of perfectly respectable looking African men, women and children and I just know that in a few years their positive approach to life will help drag this area out of the clutches of doom-laden old miseries like you.

That's our problem (and maybe why our football is so bad...negativity. I've never set eyes on you but I just know that I'd take one forward-looking "immigrant" (we're all part-Saxon, Viking, French anyway) over 100 people like you.

You're a sad man Bob and you don't even know it...and that's even sadder. WE'RE not going to the dogs...just you and your sad mates are....
You are obviously entitled to your opinion, but the fact that crime is so high sort of makes you look pretty silly.

Maybe tell those elderly who are getting robbed, or the people getting stabbed, that the place isn't going to the dogs.
[quote][p][bold]samsara[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thurrockbob[/bold] wrote: Grays has become a tip since the introduction of mass immigration in to the town. So regardless of what do-gooders say a mass of Africans and Eastern Europeans allowed into a town in big numbers in a short amount of time, does not bl00dy work. It is about time the stupid council took control and stopped this mass coming in and worked with locals to make Grays good again. I do think however it could be too late, so luckily I am off, off to a part of the country that thinks about its constituents. Good luck to all locals left, you will need it. ;o)[/p][/quote]There we were having a fairly intelligent conversation, then up pops Thurrock Bob out of his little hobbit-hole. I see lots of perfectly respectable looking African men, women and children and I just know that in a few years their positive approach to life will help drag this area out of the clutches of doom-laden old miseries like you. That's our problem (and maybe why our football is so bad...negativity. I've never set eyes on you but I just know that I'd take one forward-looking "immigrant" (we're all part-Saxon, Viking, French anyway) over 100 people like you. You're a sad man Bob and you don't even know it...and that's even sadder. WE'RE not going to the dogs...just you and your sad mates are....[/p][/quote]You are obviously entitled to your opinion, but the fact that crime is so high sort of makes you look pretty silly. Maybe tell those elderly who are getting robbed, or the people getting stabbed, that the place isn't going to the dogs. DannyButcher
  • Score: 11

8:03am Fri 11 Jul 14

Drunken Master says...

samsara wrote:
Thurrockbob wrote:
Grays has become a tip since the introduction of mass immigration in to the town. So regardless of what do-gooders say a mass of Africans and Eastern Europeans allowed into a town in big numbers in a short amount of time, does not bl00dy work.
It is about time the stupid council took control and stopped this mass coming in and worked with locals to make Grays good again.
I do think however it could be too late, so luckily I am off, off to a part of the country that thinks about its constituents. Good luck to all locals left, you will need it. ;o)
There we were having a fairly intelligent conversation, then up pops Thurrock Bob out of his little hobbit-hole.

I see lots of perfectly respectable looking African men, women and children and I just know that in a few years their positive approach to life will help drag this area out of the clutches of doom-laden old miseries like you.

That's our problem (and maybe why our football is so bad...negativity. I've never set eyes on you but I just know that I'd take one forward-looking "immigrant" (we're all part-Saxon, Viking, French anyway) over 100 people like you.

You're a sad man Bob and you don't even know it...and that's even sadder. WE'RE not going to the dogs...just you and your sad mates are....
samsara if you think we are not going to the dogs and that Grays is going to be good again by the positive approach to life by the respectable Africans then you are clearly a deranged leftie or you have been popping happy pills. I've never heard so much rubbish, they may look respectable but that doesn't mean they are not fraudulent shysters. They have no intention of making Grays or any area good again, take a look at the areas that they populate and see what they have done to them..........better take off your rose tinted specs first though. The indigenous people of Grays are being ethnically cleansed and people like you are willing to let it happen and you have the cheek to have at go at Thurrockbob, who is one of the few on here that has his eyes open.
[quote][p][bold]samsara[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thurrockbob[/bold] wrote: Grays has become a tip since the introduction of mass immigration in to the town. So regardless of what do-gooders say a mass of Africans and Eastern Europeans allowed into a town in big numbers in a short amount of time, does not bl00dy work. It is about time the stupid council took control and stopped this mass coming in and worked with locals to make Grays good again. I do think however it could be too late, so luckily I am off, off to a part of the country that thinks about its constituents. Good luck to all locals left, you will need it. ;o)[/p][/quote]There we were having a fairly intelligent conversation, then up pops Thurrock Bob out of his little hobbit-hole. I see lots of perfectly respectable looking African men, women and children and I just know that in a few years their positive approach to life will help drag this area out of the clutches of doom-laden old miseries like you. That's our problem (and maybe why our football is so bad...negativity. I've never set eyes on you but I just know that I'd take one forward-looking "immigrant" (we're all part-Saxon, Viking, French anyway) over 100 people like you. You're a sad man Bob and you don't even know it...and that's even sadder. WE'RE not going to the dogs...just you and your sad mates are....[/p][/quote]samsara if you think we are not going to the dogs and that Grays is going to be good again by the positive approach to life by the respectable Africans then you are clearly a deranged leftie or you have been popping happy pills. I've never heard so much rubbish, they may look respectable but that doesn't mean they are not fraudulent shysters. They have no intention of making Grays or any area good again, take a look at the areas that they populate and see what they have done to them..........better take off your rose tinted specs first though. The indigenous people of Grays are being ethnically cleansed and people like you are willing to let it happen and you have the cheek to have at go at Thurrockbob, who is one of the few on here that has his eyes open. Drunken Master
  • Score: 7

9:25am Fri 11 Jul 14

Thurrockbob says...

samsara wrote:
Thurrockbob wrote:
Grays has become a tip since the introduction of mass immigration in to the town. So regardless of what do-gooders say a mass of Africans and Eastern Europeans allowed into a town in big numbers in a short amount of time, does not bl00dy work.
It is about time the stupid council took control and stopped this mass coming in and worked with locals to make Grays good again.
I do think however it could be too late, so luckily I am off, off to a part of the country that thinks about its constituents. Good luck to all locals left, you will need it. ;o)
There we were having a fairly intelligent conversation, then up pops Thurrock Bob out of his little hobbit-hole.

I see lots of perfectly respectable looking African men, women and children and I just know that in a few years their positive approach to life will help drag this area out of the clutches of doom-laden old miseries like you.

That's our problem (and maybe why our football is so bad...negativity. I've never set eyes on you but I just know that I'd take one forward-looking "immigrant" (we're all part-Saxon, Viking, French anyway) over 100 people like you.

You're a sad man Bob and you don't even know it...and that's even sadder. WE'RE not going to the dogs...just you and your sad mates are....
I am so glad I do not know you samsara, I and my friends, family and associates have lived in Grays for over 40 years and have seen the decline in the town. It started when Morrisons came and then got worse when a massive influx of immigrants was initiated. If you think it is great that is fine, but some remember it when it was a community with local shops, jobs and a great place to be.
You are welcome to it, as I said I am moving and so has all of my family, most of my friends and a few associates. NO-ONE I know likes Thurrock anymore, so I am glad you do, get on with it. If you are white British you will regret it, that is a certainty. BYE BYE!
[quote][p][bold]samsara[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thurrockbob[/bold] wrote: Grays has become a tip since the introduction of mass immigration in to the town. So regardless of what do-gooders say a mass of Africans and Eastern Europeans allowed into a town in big numbers in a short amount of time, does not bl00dy work. It is about time the stupid council took control and stopped this mass coming in and worked with locals to make Grays good again. I do think however it could be too late, so luckily I am off, off to a part of the country that thinks about its constituents. Good luck to all locals left, you will need it. ;o)[/p][/quote]There we were having a fairly intelligent conversation, then up pops Thurrock Bob out of his little hobbit-hole. I see lots of perfectly respectable looking African men, women and children and I just know that in a few years their positive approach to life will help drag this area out of the clutches of doom-laden old miseries like you. That's our problem (and maybe why our football is so bad...negativity. I've never set eyes on you but I just know that I'd take one forward-looking "immigrant" (we're all part-Saxon, Viking, French anyway) over 100 people like you. You're a sad man Bob and you don't even know it...and that's even sadder. WE'RE not going to the dogs...just you and your sad mates are....[/p][/quote]I am so glad I do not know you samsara, I and my friends, family and associates have lived in Grays for over 40 years and have seen the decline in the town. It started when Morrisons came and then got worse when a massive influx of immigrants was initiated. If you think it is great that is fine, but some remember it when it was a community with local shops, jobs and a great place to be. You are welcome to it, as I said I am moving and so has all of my family, most of my friends and a few associates. NO-ONE I know likes Thurrock anymore, so I am glad you do, get on with it. If you are white British you will regret it, that is a certainty. BYE BYE! Thurrockbob
  • Score: 6

10:35am Fri 11 Jul 14

OckendonPaul says...

Good luck Bob, wish I was coming with you (well not with you personally but you know what I mean!)
Let's keep our fingers crossed that the "respectable looking Africans" can turn this place around...
By the way, hope you're moving a fair distance because the immigrant front is moving out of London at quite a pace. Us and Barking have already gone, Basildon is falling and Southend will be gone within 10 years.
Good luck Bob, wish I was coming with you (well not with you personally but you know what I mean!) Let's keep our fingers crossed that the "respectable looking Africans" can turn this place around... By the way, hope you're moving a fair distance because the immigrant front is moving out of London at quite a pace. Us and Barking have already gone, Basildon is falling and Southend will be gone within 10 years. OckendonPaul
  • Score: 3

12:49pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Drunken Master says...

OckendonPaul wrote:
Good luck Bob, wish I was coming with you (well not with you personally but you know what I mean!)
Let's keep our fingers crossed that the "respectable looking Africans" can turn this place around...
By the way, hope you're moving a fair distance because the immigrant front is moving out of London at quite a pace. Us and Barking have already gone, Basildon is falling and Southend will be gone within 10 years.
I moved out a few years ago, had to say goodbye to friends and family and leave an area that I once enjoyed living in, I felt very angry that I have had to go due to the influx of rude, bad mannered people with less morals than a sewer rat but let me tell you Bob & Paul it was the best thing I have ever done. The few people that are left will soon up sticks and go and then Thurrock will be exactly the same as other areas dragged down by immigration, full of crime and filth.
[quote][p][bold]OckendonPaul[/bold] wrote: Good luck Bob, wish I was coming with you (well not with you personally but you know what I mean!) Let's keep our fingers crossed that the "respectable looking Africans" can turn this place around... By the way, hope you're moving a fair distance because the immigrant front is moving out of London at quite a pace. Us and Barking have already gone, Basildon is falling and Southend will be gone within 10 years.[/p][/quote]I moved out a few years ago, had to say goodbye to friends and family and leave an area that I once enjoyed living in, I felt very angry that I have had to go due to the influx of rude, bad mannered people with less morals than a sewer rat but let me tell you Bob & Paul it was the best thing I have ever done. The few people that are left will soon up sticks and go and then Thurrock will be exactly the same as other areas dragged down by immigration, full of crime and filth. Drunken Master
  • Score: 6

4:43pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Thurrockbob says...

OckendonPaul wrote:
Good luck Bob, wish I was coming with you (well not with you personally but you know what I mean!)
Let's keep our fingers crossed that the "respectable looking Africans" can turn this place around...
By the way, hope you're moving a fair distance because the immigrant front is moving out of London at quite a pace. Us and Barking have already gone, Basildon is falling and Southend will be gone within 10 years.
Cheers Paul, I'm off to Suffolk mate. A totally different place, quiet and relaxing, been looking at the place for 5 years now. At last we are off. Good luck and try and move yourself at some stage, you won't regret it.

Especially with m0rons like samsara. ;o)
[quote][p][bold]OckendonPaul[/bold] wrote: Good luck Bob, wish I was coming with you (well not with you personally but you know what I mean!) Let's keep our fingers crossed that the "respectable looking Africans" can turn this place around... By the way, hope you're moving a fair distance because the immigrant front is moving out of London at quite a pace. Us and Barking have already gone, Basildon is falling and Southend will be gone within 10 years.[/p][/quote]Cheers Paul, I'm off to Suffolk mate. A totally different place, quiet and relaxing, been looking at the place for 5 years now. At last we are off. Good luck and try and move yourself at some stage, you won't regret it. Especially with m0rons like samsara. ;o) Thurrockbob
  • Score: 3

8:28am Mon 14 Jul 14

Drunken Master says...

Thurrockbob wrote:
OckendonPaul wrote:
Good luck Bob, wish I was coming with you (well not with you personally but you know what I mean!)
Let's keep our fingers crossed that the "respectable looking Africans" can turn this place around...
By the way, hope you're moving a fair distance because the immigrant front is moving out of London at quite a pace. Us and Barking have already gone, Basildon is falling and Southend will be gone within 10 years.
Cheers Paul, I'm off to Suffolk mate. A totally different place, quiet and relaxing, been looking at the place for 5 years now. At last we are off. Good luck and try and move yourself at some stage, you won't regret it.

Especially with m0rons like samsara. ;o)
Good luck Bob
You will love it, the stress of living in a multicultural ghetto will soon be gone and you can enjoy your life.
[quote][p][bold]Thurrockbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OckendonPaul[/bold] wrote: Good luck Bob, wish I was coming with you (well not with you personally but you know what I mean!) Let's keep our fingers crossed that the "respectable looking Africans" can turn this place around... By the way, hope you're moving a fair distance because the immigrant front is moving out of London at quite a pace. Us and Barking have already gone, Basildon is falling and Southend will be gone within 10 years.[/p][/quote]Cheers Paul, I'm off to Suffolk mate. A totally different place, quiet and relaxing, been looking at the place for 5 years now. At last we are off. Good luck and try and move yourself at some stage, you won't regret it. Especially with m0rons like samsara. ;o)[/p][/quote]Good luck Bob You will love it, the stress of living in a multicultural ghetto will soon be gone and you can enjoy your life. Drunken Master
  • Score: 3
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