Elderly man hit over head with crowbar in Wycombe robbery

Bucks Free Press: Elderly man hit over head with crowbar in Wycombe robbery Elderly man hit over head with crowbar in Wycombe robbery

AN elderly man was attacked and hit over the head with a crowbar when two men forced their way into his home to steal cash and jewellery.

The incident took place at 6.25pm on Wednesday, December 5, but police say they have only released details after officers had first completed investigations into the items stolen.

The victim, a man in his seventies, was alone at home in Bookerhill Road, Booker when the two offenders knocked at his door.

When he answered they forced their way in, assaulting the elderly man by hitting him on the head with a crowbar. They then forced him to open his safe and stole the contents.

Items stolen included cash and various items of jewellery.

The first intruder is described as black, 5ft 6ins, stocky and dressed in black clothing and a woollen hat with a scarf covering much of his face.

The second man is described as black, around 6ft, thinner and dressed in similar clothing.

The victim received a cut to his head and eyebrow for which he required treatment at Wexham Park Hospital.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the offence or anyone who saw the offenders in the area at the time.

Anyone with any information should contact Det Con David Whiteaker at High Wycombe police station via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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2:46pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Stand up for England says...

That by any other definition is 'Armed Robbery', not burglary.
'Armed Robbery comes under Section 8 of the Theft Act (1968) has a maximum sentence of Life Imprisonment. The amount stolen is irrelevant and not a mitigating factor when sentence is passed."
If they catch the 'sink filth', they deserve life and nothing less ... plus a public flogging of course.
Any guesses what they're likely to get .... other than a new council house and increased benefits of course.
These vermin need to learn but our bleeding heart brigade and human rights supporters are on they're side, not the pensioners !! What a bloody mess we're in. Hope he recovers from his ordeal.
That by any other definition is 'Armed Robbery', not burglary. 'Armed Robbery comes under Section 8 of the Theft Act (1968) has a maximum sentence of Life Imprisonment. The amount stolen is irrelevant and not a mitigating factor when sentence is passed." If they catch the 'sink filth', they deserve life and nothing less ... plus a public flogging of course. Any guesses what they're likely to get .... other than a new council house and increased benefits of course. These vermin need to learn but our bleeding heart brigade and human rights supporters are on they're side, not the pensioners !! What a bloody mess we're in. Hope he recovers from his ordeal. Stand up for England
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3:11pm Thu 24 Jan 13

M4M552013 says...

STREET JUSTICE MUST BE DONE!!
STREET JUSTICE MUST BE DONE!! M4M552013
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3:50pm Thu 24 Jan 13

J B Blackett says...

People used to do this sort of thing in medieval days and the 19th century.
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This society is now fragmenting and regressing socially and in lots of other ways.
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But don't expect the posturing preening pompous politicians to put things in order - unless it happens to one of their kind. Until then .........
People used to do this sort of thing in medieval days and the 19th century. . This society is now fragmenting and regressing socially and in lots of other ways. . But don't expect the posturing preening pompous politicians to put things in order - unless it happens to one of their kind. Until then ......... J B Blackett
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8:27pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Stand up for England says...

M4M552013 wrote:
STREET JUSTICE MUST BE DONE!!
Sadly the time will come when summary justice is dispensed ..... with such low confidence, faith or trust in the judicial system, at some point, someone will snap and take matters into their own hands. If this was your grandfather, father even, would you be satisfied to sit in a court room and see gutter filth smirk as a magistrate delivers a smack on the wrist. I wouldn't. The day will come.
[quote][p][bold]M4M552013[/bold] wrote: STREET JUSTICE MUST BE DONE!![/p][/quote]Sadly the time will come when summary justice is dispensed ..... with such low confidence, faith or trust in the judicial system, at some point, someone will snap and take matters into their own hands. If this was your grandfather, father even, would you be satisfied to sit in a court room and see gutter filth smirk as a magistrate delivers a smack on the wrist. I wouldn't. The day will come. Stand up for England
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10:04pm Thu 24 Jan 13

realist_highwycombe says...

It's not armed robbery, the police are quite correct in that the offence is Burglary - Aggravated Burglary to be precise.

Reason being somebody has attempted to enter a building as a tresspasser, with the intent to commit either Burglary, Criminal Damage or Assault and in doing so has had with them a weapon of intent - that being the metal bar.

I agree with you though, I hope this poor blokes confidence returns and this pond life do not beat him mentally.
It's not armed robbery, the police are quite correct in that the offence is Burglary - Aggravated Burglary to be precise. Reason being somebody has attempted to enter a building as a tresspasser, with the intent to commit either Burglary, Criminal Damage or Assault and in doing so has had with them a weapon of intent - that being the metal bar. I agree with you though, I hope this poor blokes confidence returns and this pond life do not beat him mentally. realist_highwycombe
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10:47pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Stand up for England says...

realist_highwycombe wrote:
It's not armed robbery, the police are quite correct in that the offence is Burglary - Aggravated Burglary to be precise.

Reason being somebody has attempted to enter a building as a tresspasser, with the intent to commit either Burglary, Criminal Damage or Assault and in doing so has had with them a weapon of intent - that being the metal bar.

I agree with you though, I hope this poor blokes confidence returns and this pond life do not beat him mentally.
I know where your coming from but intent to do what? ... what's the difference between this and a bank robber? I just think that through time, charges have become muddied by smart ar*e, over paid solicitors, lawyers whatever, to minimise the sentencing for their parasitic clientele. What's the difference between theft of a car and TWOC other than the intention to permanently deprive? ... the car was stolen and it's time that a harder line was taken to get increased sentencing terms, more filth off the streets and a return to respect for others and their property. I'm sure you see my point.
[quote][p][bold]realist_highwycombe[/bold] wrote: It's not armed robbery, the police are quite correct in that the offence is Burglary - Aggravated Burglary to be precise. Reason being somebody has attempted to enter a building as a tresspasser, with the intent to commit either Burglary, Criminal Damage or Assault and in doing so has had with them a weapon of intent - that being the metal bar. I agree with you though, I hope this poor blokes confidence returns and this pond life do not beat him mentally.[/p][/quote]I know where your coming from but intent to do what? ... what's the difference between this and a bank robber? I just think that through time, charges have become muddied by smart ar*e, over paid solicitors, lawyers whatever, to minimise the sentencing for their parasitic clientele. What's the difference between theft of a car and TWOC other than the intention to permanently deprive? ... the car was stolen and it's time that a harder line was taken to get increased sentencing terms, more filth off the streets and a return to respect for others and their property. I'm sure you see my point. Stand up for England
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10:48pm Thu 24 Jan 13

wiseman1 says...

If the burglar sustains an injury whilst 'working' late on nights,

He claims that it's a serious breach of his very own human rights,

He'll quickly sue for compensation and huge sums will then be paid,

All financed by the honest folk because he's getting legal aid.

In the current situation burglars are laughing up their sleeves,

Whilst every law-abiding citizen simply sits at home and grieves,

And the idiotic, lenient sentencing shows us all how very much,

The judiciary, in their wisdom, are really totally out of touch
If the burglar sustains an injury whilst 'working' late on nights, He claims that it's a serious breach of his very own human rights, He'll quickly sue for compensation and huge sums will then be paid, All financed by the honest folk because he's getting legal aid. In the current situation burglars are laughing up their sleeves, Whilst every law-abiding citizen simply sits at home and grieves, And the idiotic, lenient sentencing shows us all how very much, The judiciary, in their wisdom, are really totally out of touch wiseman1
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4:49am Fri 25 Jan 13

Stand up for England says...

wiseman1 wrote:
If the burglar sustains an injury whilst 'working' late on nights,

He claims that it's a serious breach of his very own human rights,

He'll quickly sue for compensation and huge sums will then be paid,

All financed by the honest folk because he's getting legal aid.

In the current situation burglars are laughing up their sleeves,

Whilst every law-abiding citizen simply sits at home and grieves,

And the idiotic, lenient sentencing shows us all how very much,

The judiciary, in their wisdom, are really totally out of touch
... and that sums it up nicely !! ... if only an MP, judge or magistrate saw it this way. ... or maybe these need to be burgled, assaulted whatever ... then there'd be a change !!
[quote][p][bold]wiseman1[/bold] wrote: If the burglar sustains an injury whilst 'working' late on nights, He claims that it's a serious breach of his very own human rights, He'll quickly sue for compensation and huge sums will then be paid, All financed by the honest folk because he's getting legal aid. In the current situation burglars are laughing up their sleeves, Whilst every law-abiding citizen simply sits at home and grieves, And the idiotic, lenient sentencing shows us all how very much, The judiciary, in their wisdom, are really totally out of touch[/p][/quote]... and that sums it up nicely !! ... if only an MP, judge or magistrate saw it this way. ... or maybe these need to be burgled, assaulted whatever ... then there'd be a change !! Stand up for England
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1:13pm Fri 25 Jan 13

realist_highwycombe says...

Stand up for England wrote:
realist_highwycombe wrote:
It's not armed robbery, the police are quite correct in that the offence is Burglary - Aggravated Burglary to be precise.

Reason being somebody has attempted to enter a building as a tresspasser, with the intent to commit either Burglary, Criminal Damage or Assault and in doing so has had with them a weapon of intent - that being the metal bar.

I agree with you though, I hope this poor blokes confidence returns and this pond life do not beat him mentally.
I know where your coming from but intent to do what? ... what's the difference between this and a bank robber? I just think that through time, charges have become muddied by smart ar*e, over paid solicitors, lawyers whatever, to minimise the sentencing for their parasitic clientele. What's the difference between theft of a car and TWOC other than the intention to permanently deprive? ... the car was stolen and it's time that a harder line was taken to get increased sentencing terms, more filth off the streets and a return to respect for others and their property. I'm sure you see my point.
Completely agree mate.

In this country we apparently do not plea bargain in order to let people plead to some offences whilst the others are ticked off the list.

One only has to go and sit in a Magistrates Court and listen to the conversations held in public about how if a suspect pleads guilty to one offence the other will be ticked off the list.

The judicial system in this country is on its knees and needs a massive, radical overhaul.

The Government talks of rehabilitating these poor lambs. Simply put, many of these people have had thousands of pounds spent on them and they will not and cannot change - lock em up! I'll happily pay a tax increase for it!
[quote][p][bold]Stand up for England[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realist_highwycombe[/bold] wrote: It's not armed robbery, the police are quite correct in that the offence is Burglary - Aggravated Burglary to be precise. Reason being somebody has attempted to enter a building as a tresspasser, with the intent to commit either Burglary, Criminal Damage or Assault and in doing so has had with them a weapon of intent - that being the metal bar. I agree with you though, I hope this poor blokes confidence returns and this pond life do not beat him mentally.[/p][/quote]I know where your coming from but intent to do what? ... what's the difference between this and a bank robber? I just think that through time, charges have become muddied by smart ar*e, over paid solicitors, lawyers whatever, to minimise the sentencing for their parasitic clientele. What's the difference between theft of a car and TWOC other than the intention to permanently deprive? ... the car was stolen and it's time that a harder line was taken to get increased sentencing terms, more filth off the streets and a return to respect for others and their property. I'm sure you see my point.[/p][/quote]Completely agree mate. In this country we apparently do not plea bargain in order to let people plead to some offences whilst the others are ticked off the list. One only has to go and sit in a Magistrates Court and listen to the conversations held in public about how if a suspect pleads guilty to one offence the other will be ticked off the list. The judicial system in this country is on its knees and needs a massive, radical overhaul. The Government talks of rehabilitating these poor lambs. Simply put, many of these people have had thousands of pounds spent on them and they will not and cannot change - lock em up! I'll happily pay a tax increase for it! realist_highwycombe
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