Van driver attacked by pair of robbers

Gazette: Van driver attacked by pair of robbers Van driver attacked by pair of robbers

A VAN driver was punched and had his vehicle stolen by a pair of robbers on Saturday.

The man, in his 30s from Ipswich was driving his Ford Transit Connect on Harwich Road in Colchester when a small Citroen car pulled out of Goring Road and stopped in front of him at approximately 3pm.

Two men then got out the car, punched the victim in the face and pulled him out of the van before stealing the Transit.

The first attacker is described as black, aged 35-40 years old, tall, with a stocky build and short dark hair.

He wore a dark vest with jeans and was the initial driver of the Citroen and drove the victim’s van away after the robbery.

His accomplice was also black, 6ft 10ins tall and of average build.

He wore a dark coloured hooded top with a logo on the front and drove the Citroen away when they left the scene.

Both vehicles were driven towards along Harwich Road, towards Bromley Road.

The victim was uninjured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Bryan Heath from Colchester CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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11:21am Sun 6 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Welcome to bob town!
Welcome to bob town! Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 37

11:24am Sun 6 Jul 14

Mohammad Akbar says...

All there is in Colchester is violence and robbery it makes me so sad when I look back and remember what a wonderful town this once was, but now it has gone to the dogs Colchester is a cesspit of crime, dirty scum has overwhelmed this pond.
All there is in Colchester is violence and robbery it makes me so sad when I look back and remember what a wonderful town this once was, but now it has gone to the dogs Colchester is a cesspit of crime, dirty scum has overwhelmed this pond. Mohammad Akbar
  • Score: 37

12:10pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Mohammad Akbar wrote:
All there is in Colchester is violence and robbery it makes me so sad when I look back and remember what a wonderful town this once was, but now it has gone to the dogs Colchester is a cesspit of crime, dirty scum has overwhelmed this pond.
Oh come on MA, man up and join the barricades. The C.L.F (Colchester Liberation Front). will be building the first in Lexden - more to keep king Bob out if he had the audacity to try coming back.
[quote][p][bold]Mohammad Akbar[/bold] wrote: All there is in Colchester is violence and robbery it makes me so sad when I look back and remember what a wonderful town this once was, but now it has gone to the dogs Colchester is a cesspit of crime, dirty scum has overwhelmed this pond.[/p][/quote]Oh come on MA, man up and join the barricades. The C.L.F (Colchester Liberation Front). will be building the first in Lexden - more to keep king Bob out if he had the audacity to try coming back. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 28

12:49pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Zaffre says...

3pm on a Saturday afternoon at this area of the Ipswich Road? This is very strange indeed; the road would have been very busy! Sadly, shows the police numbers are doing nothing for violent crime. What colour was the offenders' car - silver by any chance?
3pm on a Saturday afternoon at this area of the Ipswich Road? This is very strange indeed; the road would have been very busy! Sadly, shows the police numbers are doing nothing for violent crime. What colour was the offenders' car - silver by any chance? Zaffre
  • Score: 6

1:20pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Shouldn't be difficult to find a 6' 10" robber?
Shouldn't be difficult to find a 6' 10" robber? Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 13

4:50pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
Welcome to bob town!
I take it your not mr bobbys best fan lol !!
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: Welcome to bob town![/p][/quote]I take it your not mr bobbys best fan lol !! Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: 13

5:28pm Sun 6 Jul 14

PROOFREADER says...

Zaffre wrote:
3pm on a Saturday afternoon at this area of the Ipswich Road? This is very strange indeed; the road would have been very busy! Sadly, shows the police numbers are doing nothing for violent crime. What colour was the offenders' car - silver by any chance?
Ipswich Road ? It happended in Harwich Road !
[quote][p][bold]Zaffre[/bold] wrote: 3pm on a Saturday afternoon at this area of the Ipswich Road? This is very strange indeed; the road would have been very busy! Sadly, shows the police numbers are doing nothing for violent crime. What colour was the offenders' car - silver by any chance?[/p][/quote]Ipswich Road ? It happended in Harwich Road ! PROOFREADER
  • Score: 3

6:55pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Shaneblackdarkknight wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Welcome to bob town!
I take it your not mr bobbys best fan lol !!
That's creeping dissonance for you!
[quote][p][bold]Shaneblackdarkknight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: Welcome to bob town![/p][/quote]I take it your not mr bobbys best fan lol !![/p][/quote]That's creeping dissonance for you! Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 4

10:43pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
Shaneblackdarkknight wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Welcome to bob town!
I take it your not mr bobbys best fan lol !!
That's creeping dissonance for you!
Does anyone know what creeping dissonance us? I'm so keen to explain! It's the most powerful force in religion, politics, man management, sales, teaching etc ect
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shaneblackdarkknight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: Welcome to bob town![/p][/quote]I take it your not mr bobbys best fan lol !![/p][/quote]That's creeping dissonance for you![/p][/quote]Does anyone know what creeping dissonance us? I'm so keen to explain! It's the most powerful force in religion, politics, man management, sales, teaching etc ect Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 0

8:15am Mon 7 Jul 14

Nom De Plume says...

Mohammad Akbar wrote:
All there is in Colchester is violence and robbery it makes me so sad when I look back and remember what a wonderful town this once was, but now it has gone to the dogs Colchester is a cesspit of crime, dirty scum has overwhelmed this pond.
http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=avTD_-wK0
jw

Girl we made it to the top
We went so high we couldn't stop
We climbed the ladder leading us nowhere
Two of us together, building castles in the air

We spun so fast we couldn't tell
The gold ring from the carousel
How could we know the ride would turn out bad
Everything we wanted, was everything we had

I miss the hungry years, the once upon a time
The lovely long ago, we didn't have a dime
Those days of me and you, we lost along the way

How could I be so blind, not to see the door
Closing on the world, I now hunger for
Looking through my tears, I miss the hungry years

We shared our daydreams one by one
Making plans was so much fun
We set our goals and reached the highest star
Things that we were after, were much better from afar

Here we stand just me and you
With everything and nothing too
It wasn't worth the price we had to pay
Honey, take me home, let's go back to yesterday

I miss the hungry years, the once upon a time
The lovely long ago, we didn't have a dime
Those days of me and you, we lost along the way

How could I be so blind, not to see the door
Closing on the world, I now hunger for
Looking through my tears, I miss the hungry years
I miss the hungry years

Songwriters
Greenfield, Howard / Sedaka, Neil



Read more: Neil Sedaka - The Hungry Years Lyrics | MetroLyrics
[quote][p][bold]Mohammad Akbar[/bold] wrote: All there is in Colchester is violence and robbery it makes me so sad when I look back and remember what a wonderful town this once was, but now it has gone to the dogs Colchester is a cesspit of crime, dirty scum has overwhelmed this pond.[/p][/quote]http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=avTD_-wK0 jw Girl we made it to the top We went so high we couldn't stop We climbed the ladder leading us nowhere Two of us together, building castles in the air We spun so fast we couldn't tell The gold ring from the carousel How could we know the ride would turn out bad Everything we wanted, was everything we had I miss the hungry years, the once upon a time The lovely long ago, we didn't have a dime Those days of me and you, we lost along the way How could I be so blind, not to see the door Closing on the world, I now hunger for Looking through my tears, I miss the hungry years We shared our daydreams one by one Making plans was so much fun We set our goals and reached the highest star Things that we were after, were much better from afar Here we stand just me and you With everything and nothing too It wasn't worth the price we had to pay Honey, take me home, let's go back to yesterday I miss the hungry years, the once upon a time The lovely long ago, we didn't have a dime Those days of me and you, we lost along the way How could I be so blind, not to see the door Closing on the world, I now hunger for Looking through my tears, I miss the hungry years I miss the hungry years Songwriters Greenfield, Howard / Sedaka, Neil Read more: Neil Sedaka - The Hungry Years Lyrics | MetroLyrics Nom De Plume
  • Score: -4

10:04am Mon 7 Jul 14

Linstock says...

WANTED... People for Police work.. work mostly light duties, comprises of taking statements from crime victims then placing help wanted notices in local press, the creation of these notices is not too demanding just outlining the crime and requesting the local people to solve said crime then hand criminal over for a caution.
Good pay and prospects of slightly less early retirement if Home Sec. gets her way.
WANTED... People for Police work.. work mostly light duties, comprises of taking statements from crime victims then placing help wanted notices in local press, the creation of these notices is not too demanding just outlining the crime and requesting the local people to solve said crime then hand criminal over for a caution. Good pay and prospects of slightly less early retirement if Home Sec. gets her way. Linstock
  • Score: 6

1:33pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Mohammad Akbar says...

Thank you Nom De Plume, that was very nice
Thank you Nom De Plume, that was very nice Mohammad Akbar
  • Score: -2
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