Shopkeeper, 60, pistol-whipped in Bexleyheath New Year's Eve gang robbery

News Shopper: The 60-year-old shopkeeper was hit by a pistol in the New Year's Eve robbery. The 60-year-old shopkeeper was hit by a pistol in the New Year's Eve robbery.

A SIXTY-year old shopkeeper was pistol whipped in a brutal Bexleyheath New Year’s Eve gang robbery.

At around 10.30pm on December 31 approximately five men entered the Trade Fireworks store in Pickford Lane and demanded cash.

One of the men produced a black handgun which he used to pistol whip a shop worker.

After stealing a quantity of cash the suspects left the store and ran off in the direction of Oldfield Road.

The shopkeeper was treated in hospital for a head injury and later released.

Detective Sergeant Scott Chimes of the Met Flying Squad, said: "I am appealing to local people in particular who may have been in the area at the time of the robbery and may have witnessed the incident, or seen the suspects running towards Oldfield Road, to contact the police.”

The suspects are all described as black men who were approximately 18 years old. They were wearing dark clothing and hooded jackets.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 020 8345 4226 or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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12:14pm Fri 10 Jan 14

kentlad says...

Scum bags.... they had a gun for christ sake the 60yr old was hardly going to argue with them he probably would have given them everything without any violence..... find them and hang them!!!!
Scum bags.... they had a gun for christ sake the 60yr old was hardly going to argue with them he probably would have given them everything without any violence..... find them and hang them!!!! kentlad
  • Score: 32

1:31pm Fri 10 Jan 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Usual scum bags types, cant work for their money like any decent fella, no they have to pimp, drug deal, mug, murder or thieve from shops using violence, because that's all they seem to know. Little minded oiks.. Hope the met find em and deport both them and their families. We don't need this type of scum living in our towns bringing the tone of the 'hood' down.
Have you noticed, not content with ruining the inner cities, now they are slowly but surely moving out to the suburbs to turn them into ghettos. No where is safe from these scum. Get rid.
Usual scum bags types, cant work for their money like any decent fella, no they have to pimp, drug deal, mug, murder or thieve from shops using violence, because that's all they seem to know. Little minded oiks.. Hope the met find em and deport both them and their families. We don't need this type of scum living in our towns bringing the tone of the 'hood' down. Have you noticed, not content with ruining the inner cities, now they are slowly but surely moving out to the suburbs to turn them into ghettos. No where is safe from these scum. Get rid. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 50

6:38pm Fri 10 Jan 14

fatboy2000 says...

its only a matter of time till people take take the law into their own hands.
our so called government we have is as bad as the scum that did this, they seem to let the scumbags of our society do as they please while innocent people like this pore shopkeeper get harassed ,stolen from and beaten.
saying the shopkeeper fought back & won? then guaranteed they would be arrested, fined or even imprisoned or maybe all three. so wheres the logic in that. seems you cant even go & do an honest days work anymore. the people who run this country are as soft as s*it!!! and are obviously scared to take proper responsibility. its about time us Brits fought back. if the government is to frightened to start changing the law then the few good Brits that are left will!!!!!!!!!!!! wishing the shop keeper a speedy & full recovery............
....make sure you take your weapon to work when you return & don't let these scumbags win. give em what they give you!!!
its only a matter of time till people take take the law into their own hands. our so called government we have is as bad as the scum that did this, they seem to let the scumbags of our society do as they please while innocent people like this pore shopkeeper get harassed ,stolen from and beaten. saying the shopkeeper fought back & won? then guaranteed they would be arrested, fined or even imprisoned or maybe all three. so wheres the logic in that. seems you cant even go & do an honest days work anymore. the people who run this country are as soft as s*it!!! and are obviously scared to take proper responsibility. its about time us Brits fought back. if the government is to frightened to start changing the law then the few good Brits that are left will!!!!!!!!!!!! wishing the shop keeper a speedy & full recovery............ ....make sure you take your weapon to work when you return & don't let these scumbags win. give em what they give you!!! fatboy2000
  • Score: 35

12:56am Sat 11 Jan 14

Brook says...

They probably came over on the 89 bus from Lewisham
PS I know lots of 60 yr olds who would have not given them anything, let alone one running a firework shop!
They probably came over on the 89 bus from Lewisham PS I know lots of 60 yr olds who would have not given them anything, let alone one running a firework shop! Brook
  • Score: 22

10:16am Sat 11 Jan 14

hungerpains2 says...

there is a surprise then
there is a surprise then hungerpains2
  • Score: 15

11:12am Sat 11 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

fatboy2000 wrote:
its only a matter of time till people take take the law into their own hands.
our so called government we have is as bad as the scum that did this, they seem to let the scumbags of our society do as they please while innocent people like this pore shopkeeper get harassed ,stolen from and beaten.
saying the shopkeeper fought back & won? then guaranteed they would be arrested, fined or even imprisoned or maybe all three. so wheres the logic in that. seems you cant even go & do an honest days work anymore. the people who run this country are as soft as s*it!!! and are obviously scared to take proper responsibility. its about time us Brits fought back. if the government is to frightened to start changing the law then the few good Brits that are left will!!!!!!!!!!!! wishing the shop keeper a speedy & full recovery............

....make sure you take your weapon to work when you return & don't let these scumbags win. give em what they give you!!!
The Lone Ranger rides again !!

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=Td4RHvyA
FsM


"The Lone Ranger Opening Theme Song" on YouTube

Oh 'pore', don't you mean poor you clown.
[quote][p][bold]fatboy2000[/bold] wrote: its only a matter of time till people take take the law into their own hands. our so called government we have is as bad as the scum that did this, they seem to let the scumbags of our society do as they please while innocent people like this pore shopkeeper get harassed ,stolen from and beaten. saying the shopkeeper fought back & won? then guaranteed they would be arrested, fined or even imprisoned or maybe all three. so wheres the logic in that. seems you cant even go & do an honest days work anymore. the people who run this country are as soft as s*it!!! and are obviously scared to take proper responsibility. its about time us Brits fought back. if the government is to frightened to start changing the law then the few good Brits that are left will!!!!!!!!!!!! wishing the shop keeper a speedy & full recovery............ ....make sure you take your weapon to work when you return & don't let these scumbags win. give em what they give you!!![/p][/quote]The Lone Ranger rides again !! https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=Td4RHvyA FsM "The Lone Ranger Opening Theme Song" on YouTube Oh 'pore', don't you mean poor you clown. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -33

10:29pm Sun 12 Jan 14

ISaidThis says...

Thank you for the picture of a gun News Shopper. I had no idea what a pistol looked like before now.
Thank you for the picture of a gun News Shopper. I had no idea what a pistol looked like before now. ISaidThis
  • Score: 13

10:13am Mon 13 Jan 14

Simon Bull says...

ISaidThis wrote:
Thank you for the picture of a gun News Shopper. I had no idea what a pistol looked like before now.
Well, you've led a sheltered life then haven't you? You're welcome for the picture in that case.
[quote][p][bold]ISaidThis[/bold] wrote: Thank you for the picture of a gun News Shopper. I had no idea what a pistol looked like before now.[/p][/quote]Well, you've led a sheltered life then haven't you? You're welcome for the picture in that case. Simon Bull
  • Score: -4

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