Burgess Hill pensioner scares off two young attackers who threatened him with a gun

Burgess Hill pensioner scares off two young attackers who threatened him with a gun

Burgess Hill pensioner scares off two young attackers who threatened him with a gun

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A pensioner was hit over the head by a crowbar and threatened with a handgun but still managed to scare away two attackers a quarter of his age.

The 70-year-old man answered the door to his Burgess Hill home on Monday night expecting to see his visiting relatives but instead was confronted by two young men.

One of the teenagers hit him over the head with a crowbar and demanded money while the second attacker pointed a handgun at him.

But the pensioner refused to be cowed and grabbed a kitchen knife at the sight of which the two men ran away.

The pensioner, who was with his wife at the time of the attack, was taken to hospital to receive treatment for a cut to his head and finger.

The attackers are described as slim with one about 17-19 years, 6' with a dark, swarthy complexion while his accomplice was shorter.

Detective Sergeant Laura Diamond said: "This was a brutal attack and we are supporting the couple following their ordeal.

“The man opened the door just after 7pm that evening as he thought it was a member of the family visiting and bravely confronted his violent attackers.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1161 25/8.

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7:00pm Tue 26 Aug 14

nissancars says...

hope hes okay after this attack.well done for fighting off these two plonkers.people should have a chain on the door and ask whos there.its a dangerous world we live in nowadays.gone are the days you could leave your door unlocked
hope hes okay after this attack.well done for fighting off these two plonkers.people should have a chain on the door and ask whos there.its a dangerous world we live in nowadays.gone are the days you could leave your door unlocked nissancars
  • Score: 25

7:10pm Tue 26 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

"Swarthy"

No comment.
"Swarthy" No comment. ok,jared
  • Score: -25

7:39pm Tue 26 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

Hope there's no connection with the oiks who caused trouble at a pub in Burgess Hill last week.
Hope there's no connection with the oiks who caused trouble at a pub in Burgess Hill last week. sussexram40
  • Score: 11

7:39pm Tue 26 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Hope the man recovers from the ordeal. Expect our useless police to charge him with possession of a knife.
Hope the man recovers from the ordeal. Expect our useless police to charge him with possession of a knife. NickBrt
  • Score: -24

10:38pm Tue 26 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Hope there's no connection with the oiks who caused trouble at a pub in Burgess Hill last week.
Why do you hope that?

Wouldn't it be better if they were the same people? After all, it would mean two fewer criminals roaming our streets.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Hope there's no connection with the oiks who caused trouble at a pub in Burgess Hill last week.[/p][/quote]Why do you hope that? Wouldn't it be better if they were the same people? After all, it would mean two fewer criminals roaming our streets. ok,jared
  • Score: -13

10:39pm Tue 26 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

NickBrt wrote:
Hope the man recovers from the ordeal. Expect our useless police to charge him with possession of a knife.
I don't know why your post was marked down.

It's a well-known fact that police charge homeowners who use weapons as defence.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Hope the man recovers from the ordeal. Expect our useless police to charge him with possession of a knife.[/p][/quote]I don't know why your post was marked down. It's a well-known fact that police charge homeowners who use weapons as defence. ok,jared
  • Score: -11

10:58pm Tue 26 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

ok,jared wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
Hope there's no connection with the oiks who caused trouble at a pub in Burgess Hill last week.
Why do you hope that?

Wouldn't it be better if they were the same people? After all, it would mean two fewer criminals roaming our streets.
Fair point.
[quote][p][bold]ok,jared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Hope there's no connection with the oiks who caused trouble at a pub in Burgess Hill last week.[/p][/quote]Why do you hope that? Wouldn't it be better if they were the same people? After all, it would mean two fewer criminals roaming our streets.[/p][/quote]Fair point. sussexram40
  • Score: -1

11:00pm Tue 26 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

sussexram40 wrote:
ok,jared wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
Hope there's no connection with the oiks who caused trouble at a pub in Burgess Hill last week.
Why do you hope that?

Wouldn't it be better if they were the same people? After all, it would mean two fewer criminals roaming our streets.
Fair point.
Cheers.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ok,jared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Hope there's no connection with the oiks who caused trouble at a pub in Burgess Hill last week.[/p][/quote]Why do you hope that? Wouldn't it be better if they were the same people? After all, it would mean two fewer criminals roaming our streets.[/p][/quote]Fair point.[/p][/quote]Cheers. ok,jared
  • Score: -8
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