Braintree: Conmen pose as cops in distraction burglary

Braintree: Conmen pose as cops in distraction burglary

Braintree: Conmen pose as cops in distraction burglary

First published in News

CROOKS posing as cops duped an elderly man out of hundreds of pounds.

Two men told the man in his 80s they were detectives when he found them in his home in Keeble Way, Braintree.

While he was distracted they stole the cash. The incident happened at around 3pm yesterday (Sunday January 20).

One of the men is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, with a shaven head and between 45 to 55 years of age. He was wearing a black fleece, black trousers and boots.

The public are reminded police officers always carry a warrant card with their name and photo and you can check by phoning Essex Police on 101.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det Con Liz Young at Braintree CID on 101.

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7:11pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Dillinga says...

No it was despicable scumbags posing as police officers not some quaint little tale of cops and crooks. This site and the printed paper get more and more of a joke every day.
No it was despicable scumbags posing as police officers not some quaint little tale of cops and crooks. This site and the printed paper get more and more of a joke every day. Dillinga
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8:52am Tue 22 Jan 13

OMPITA [UK] says...

The combination of dumbing down the English Language and the disrespectful trivialisation of criminal activities whereby they seem more and more often to be viewed as quasi comical acts of ‘naughtiness’ as opposed to the acts of wickedness that they really are is very much due to the irresponsible actions of some elements of the media.

Dillinga is so right to raise this matter.

It is both sad and quite worrying that actions such as robbery with violence – particularly where the victim is struck in the face – are just referred to as ‘muggings’. Similarly mass robbery by violent gangs on public transport is simply described as ‘steaming’ whilst the unbelievably frightening act of armed bank robbery is casually passed off as ‘blagging’.

It’s high time that our journalists got a grip of this malaise and started calling a ‘spade’ a ‘spade’. They should be using the English Language to properly portray the true reality of what is actually happening and not resorting to the street vernacular quite so readily.

Why can’t they set a proper example instead of patronising the lower intellectual members of their readership all the time?
The combination of dumbing down the English Language and the disrespectful trivialisation of criminal activities whereby they seem more and more often to be viewed as quasi comical acts of ‘naughtiness’ as opposed to the acts of wickedness that they really are is very much due to the irresponsible actions of some elements of the media. Dillinga is so right to raise this matter. It is both sad and quite worrying that actions such as robbery with violence – particularly where the victim is struck in the face – are just referred to as ‘muggings’. Similarly mass robbery by violent gangs on public transport is simply described as ‘steaming’ whilst the unbelievably frightening act of armed bank robbery is casually passed off as ‘blagging’. It’s high time that our journalists got a grip of this malaise and started calling a ‘spade’ a ‘spade’. They should be using the English Language to properly portray the true reality of what is actually happening and not resorting to the street vernacular quite so readily. Why can’t they set a proper example instead of patronising the lower intellectual members of their readership all the time? OMPITA [UK]
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