Grandfather tied up by raiders in his own home

Grandfather tied up by raiders in his own home

Grandfather tied up by raiders in his own home

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A TERRIFIED grandfather was tied up and had a pillowcase put over his head by a gang of robbers.

Three men stormed into Roy Jepson’s Laindon home on Monday night, telling him they were going to kill him unless he handed over cash.

Mr Jepson, 75, immediately told the raiders to take £300 of his pension from his wallet – hoping they would leave.

But the trio, who covered their heads with hoodies and were unarmed, continued to threaten him for more cash for a further 20 minutes, pulling apart his home in Turner Close.

Mr Jepson, who helped to launch the Echo in 1969 as a district sales supervisor, said: “At 8pm there was a knock at the door.

“There was this young chap and and he asked ‘is Tony in’?

“I said to him ‘I’m on my own here, there is no Tony’ and he went away.

“Then, at 11pm, I was watching the end of the football transfer window on the TV. It was three minutes to the deadline and there was another knock on the door.

“I just thought they were messing around.

“I went outside and shouted ‘who are you and what do you want’.

“I looked round and three of them came at me.

“Looking back, I think the first one had been on the look-out for the others.”

Mr Jepson, who’s son was out at the time of the attack, fought back and hit one of the men, breaking his finger, before he was bundled into his living room.

The three ransacked his house, taking the money, before they bound his hands and feet with neck ties they found in his wardrobe and fled.

They also stole his mobile phone and took the batteries out of his home phone to stop him from calling police.

Mr Jepson struggled for five minutes to get free before calling for help with another phone the raiders hadn’t seen.

He said: “The ringleader kept saying to me ‘where’s the money’, but I told him he already had it. They told me they were going to cut me up and when they told me theywere going to kill me, my heart just stopped. They put a pillowcase over my face and I couldn’t breathe.

“I said to them ‘have you got a grandad? Would you want this to happen to him?’ “It was despicable. I have never done anything to anyone.

“I just want people to know what has happened so I can warn them. I want these people to be found.”

Mr Jepson’s son Rob, 47, was out at the time of the attack and said his father had been left bruised and shaken.

He added: “They’re pathetic low lives and sick.

“We don’t knowwhether this was a case of mistaken identity or if they were scouting for someone to attack.”

The family said they would be installing security and CCTV cameras at the house to stop anything like it happening again.

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7:01am Thu 4 Sep 14

ShipShape says...

Give us a description, maybe some one will recognise them.
Give us a description, maybe some one will recognise them. ShipShape
  • Score: 14

11:03am Thu 4 Sep 14

RuleBritania says...

Hidden Identity wrote:
What an idiot in the first place for opening the door.
Rot in hell pig.

I'm sure he doesn't need you to tell him that.

Try aiming your spiteful tongue at the vicious b#stards who did this.
[quote][p][bold]Hidden Identity[/bold] wrote: What an idiot in the first place for opening the door.[/p][/quote]Rot in hell pig. I'm sure he doesn't need you to tell him that. Try aiming your spiteful tongue at the vicious b#stards who did this. RuleBritania
  • Score: 12

11:12am Thu 4 Sep 14

thecoat says...

Hidden Identity wrote:
What an idiot in the first place for opening the door.
Are you a professional bore or is it just some kind of hobby?
[quote][p][bold]Hidden Identity[/bold] wrote: What an idiot in the first place for opening the door.[/p][/quote]Are you a professional bore or is it just some kind of hobby? thecoat
  • Score: 11

2:08pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Hawthorne says...

Hidden Identity is posting inflammatory comments because it's his way of being noticed. He has a life that affects nobody, ever. Even the name he's chosen is designed to imply that he's secretly someone of some importance or presence. I think we all know that he isn't.
Hidden Identity is posting inflammatory comments because it's his way of being noticed. He has a life that affects nobody, ever. Even the name he's chosen is designed to imply that he's secretly someone of some importance or presence. I think we all know that he isn't. Hawthorne
  • Score: 8

2:56pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Dan_ says...

Hawthorne wrote:
Hidden Identity is posting inflammatory comments because it's his way of being noticed. He has a life that affects nobody, ever. Even the name he's chosen is designed to imply that he's secretly someone of some importance or presence. I think we all know that he isn't.
If you really want to annoy people like this; Nobody respond, and just report the post. Imagine how annoyed this little person will become when no one responses and there pathetic cr@p just gets removed every day.

It is beyond me that people have the audacity to do this to other people! As a victim of people forcing their way into our home myself (and pushing my pregnant wife to the floor while my 2 year old son looked on) it makes my blood boil. The police, for whatever reason do not have the resources to really investigate this kind of thing like they should. Your own home should be sacrosanct, yet there seems to be a dangerous precedent being set by a generation of mainly young people who have no fear in undertaking this kind of crime. They are a disgrace, there is a high chance they wont get caught, and the punishment for this kind of crime is clearly no deterrent. All of that needs to change immediately, or we will soon be living in the wild west.
[quote][p][bold]Hawthorne[/bold] wrote: Hidden Identity is posting inflammatory comments because it's his way of being noticed. He has a life that affects nobody, ever. Even the name he's chosen is designed to imply that he's secretly someone of some importance or presence. I think we all know that he isn't.[/p][/quote]If you really want to annoy people like this; Nobody respond, and just report the post. Imagine how annoyed this little person will become when no one responses and there pathetic cr@p just gets removed every day. It is beyond me that people have the audacity to do this to other people! As a victim of people forcing their way into our home myself (and pushing my pregnant wife to the floor while my 2 year old son looked on) it makes my blood boil. The police, for whatever reason do not have the resources to really investigate this kind of thing like they should. Your own home should be sacrosanct, yet there seems to be a dangerous precedent being set by a generation of mainly young people who have no fear in undertaking this kind of crime. They are a disgrace, there is a high chance they wont get caught, and the punishment for this kind of crime is clearly no deterrent. All of that needs to change immediately, or we will soon be living in the wild west. Dan_
  • Score: 4

3:51pm Thu 4 Sep 14

danger2013 says...

Nothing wrong with living in the wild west. Probably be fun.
Nothing wrong with living in the wild west. Probably be fun. danger2013
  • Score: -3

4:14pm Thu 4 Sep 14

supermadmax says...

Dan_ wrote:
Hawthorne wrote:
Hidden Identity is posting inflammatory comments because it's his way of being noticed. He has a life that affects nobody, ever. Even the name he's chosen is designed to imply that he's secretly someone of some importance or presence. I think we all know that he isn't.
If you really want to annoy people like this; Nobody respond, and just report the post. Imagine how annoyed this little person will become when no one responses and there pathetic cr@p just gets removed every day.

It is beyond me that people have the audacity to do this to other people! As a victim of people forcing their way into our home myself (and pushing my pregnant wife to the floor while my 2 year old son looked on) it makes my blood boil. The police, for whatever reason do not have the resources to really investigate this kind of thing like they should. Your own home should be sacrosanct, yet there seems to be a dangerous precedent being set by a generation of mainly young people who have no fear in undertaking this kind of crime. They are a disgrace, there is a high chance they wont get caught, and the punishment for this kind of crime is clearly no deterrent. All of that needs to change immediately, or we will soon be living in the wild west.
"As a victim of people forcing their way into our home myself (and pushing my pregnant wife to the floor while my 2 year old son looked on) "

Why did they force their way in and push your wife to the floor ?
[quote][p][bold]Dan_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hawthorne[/bold] wrote: Hidden Identity is posting inflammatory comments because it's his way of being noticed. He has a life that affects nobody, ever. Even the name he's chosen is designed to imply that he's secretly someone of some importance or presence. I think we all know that he isn't.[/p][/quote]If you really want to annoy people like this; Nobody respond, and just report the post. Imagine how annoyed this little person will become when no one responses and there pathetic cr@p just gets removed every day. It is beyond me that people have the audacity to do this to other people! As a victim of people forcing their way into our home myself (and pushing my pregnant wife to the floor while my 2 year old son looked on) it makes my blood boil. The police, for whatever reason do not have the resources to really investigate this kind of thing like they should. Your own home should be sacrosanct, yet there seems to be a dangerous precedent being set by a generation of mainly young people who have no fear in undertaking this kind of crime. They are a disgrace, there is a high chance they wont get caught, and the punishment for this kind of crime is clearly no deterrent. All of that needs to change immediately, or we will soon be living in the wild west.[/p][/quote]"As a victim of people forcing their way into our home myself (and pushing my pregnant wife to the floor while my 2 year old son looked on) " Why did they force their way in and push your wife to the floor ? supermadmax
  • Score: 0

4:57pm Thu 4 Sep 14

GrumpyofLeigh says...

Such instances are thankfully rare but I always wonder whether they are completely random and whether there are messages for all of us - why pick on his house rather than the one either side? The best house in the street? The best car outside? He had some cash - was he seen taking it from an ATM and followed? Mistaken identity?
Such instances are thankfully rare but I always wonder whether they are completely random and whether there are messages for all of us - why pick on his house rather than the one either side? The best house in the street? The best car outside? He had some cash - was he seen taking it from an ATM and followed? Mistaken identity? GrumpyofLeigh
  • Score: 3

5:43pm Thu 4 Sep 14

andyman1971 says...

Dan_ wrote:
Hawthorne wrote:
Hidden Identity is posting inflammatory comments because it's his way of being noticed. He has a life that affects nobody, ever. Even the name he's chosen is designed to imply that he's secretly someone of some importance or presence. I think we all know that he isn't.
If you really want to annoy people like this; Nobody respond, and just report the post. Imagine how annoyed this little person will become when no one responses and there pathetic cr@p just gets removed every day.

It is beyond me that people have the audacity to do this to other people! As a victim of people forcing their way into our home myself (and pushing my pregnant wife to the floor while my 2 year old son looked on) it makes my blood boil. The police, for whatever reason do not have the resources to really investigate this kind of thing like they should. Your own home should be sacrosanct, yet there seems to be a dangerous precedent being set by a generation of mainly young people who have no fear in undertaking this kind of crime. They are a disgrace, there is a high chance they wont get caught, and the punishment for this kind of crime is clearly no deterrent. All of that needs to change immediately, or we will soon be living in the wild west.
Bless you and your dear family and well said. I feel really sorry for you as so does probably 99.9% of society. I hope the police, as under resourced as they are,catch these three disgusting creatures.
[quote][p][bold]Dan_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hawthorne[/bold] wrote: Hidden Identity is posting inflammatory comments because it's his way of being noticed. He has a life that affects nobody, ever. Even the name he's chosen is designed to imply that he's secretly someone of some importance or presence. I think we all know that he isn't.[/p][/quote]If you really want to annoy people like this; Nobody respond, and just report the post. Imagine how annoyed this little person will become when no one responses and there pathetic cr@p just gets removed every day. It is beyond me that people have the audacity to do this to other people! As a victim of people forcing their way into our home myself (and pushing my pregnant wife to the floor while my 2 year old son looked on) it makes my blood boil. The police, for whatever reason do not have the resources to really investigate this kind of thing like they should. Your own home should be sacrosanct, yet there seems to be a dangerous precedent being set by a generation of mainly young people who have no fear in undertaking this kind of crime. They are a disgrace, there is a high chance they wont get caught, and the punishment for this kind of crime is clearly no deterrent. All of that needs to change immediately, or we will soon be living in the wild west.[/p][/quote]Bless you and your dear family and well said. I feel really sorry for you as so does probably 99.9% of society. I hope the police, as under resourced as they are,catch these three disgusting creatures. andyman1971
  • Score: 2

6:47pm Thu 4 Sep 14

the25man says...

The do gooders are part to blame for this kind of thing.
If you could use any method to defend your home then scum bags would think twice before entering uninvited.
Also when Courts start to deal will those caught properly so much the better.
The do gooders are part to blame for this kind of thing. If you could use any method to defend your home then scum bags would think twice before entering uninvited. Also when Courts start to deal will those caught properly so much the better. the25man
  • Score: 1
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