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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:02 am 
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Taxi driver robbed at knifepoint by two men in Rochford

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/179648 ... -rochford/

A FEMALE taxi driver was robbed at knifepoint during a terrifying broad daylight incident in Rochford.

Essex Police are appealing for information following the robbery, which took place at around 8.45am on Saturday.

Officers were called to The Drive where it was reported two men had threatened a woman whilst she was waiting inside her vehicle.

After threatening the victim, they demanded cash before fleeing the scene with more more than £10.

The men quickly ran off down a nearby alleyway which leads through into St Marks Field.

The first man is described as being white, aged in his mid 20s to early 30s, of a slim build and he had bleached blond or fair hair which was poking out the sides of a hat.

He has been described as being a "little scruffy", unshaven and was wearing a sports tracksuit style jacket which was dark in colour, blue jeans and a dark baseball cap.

The second man has been described as being white, aged in his mid 30s, of a slim to an average build and he had very short fair hair and stubble which was greying.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We would like to hear from anyone who noticed the incident or who saw the men running off.

"Please call Southend CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/162477/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:16 am 
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After threatening the victim, they demanded cash before fleeing the scene with more more than £10.


Apart from the repetition of the word 'more', 'more than £10' is a strange way to phrase this. Of course, maybe it was £11 or so, but the exact amount was unknown, so to that degree it's accurate.

Or maybe it was a much larger sum, in which case it's still accurate, strictly speaking, but the exact amount is being downplayed for reasons we're well aware of.

In fact the repetition of the word 'more' might suggest that someone somewhere wasn't quite sure how to phrase it, so changed the text a couple of times, but ended up with a slight clanger as a result.

But even if the intention was to downplay the amount stolen, why use a figure at all? Why not just 'a sum of money', or even a 'small sum of money'.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:42 pm 
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Be very surprised if the police don't catch these cowardly scumbags.

Defo a case of imprisonment when they get catch and prosecuted.

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