Police appeal over street robbery

Police appeal over street robbery

Police appeal over street robbery

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Police are appealing for information after a teenager was robbed off Loushers Lane.

The 17-year-old victim was walking on the pathway leading from Loushers Lane to Secker Avenue at 2.30pm on Tuesday.

He was approached by two men who demanded his phone.

One of the men grabbed him in a headlock and there was a brief struggle before the pair fled the scene with the victim′s mobile phone.

The first offender is described as white, around 18-years-old, with a spotty complexion.

He was wearing a grey jumper with the hood up.

The second offender is described as white, also aged around 18-years-old and was wearing a black jumper.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 545 of 12 March or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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5:56pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Brick Bazooka says...

Police are appealing for information after a teenager was robbed off Loushers Lane.

I believe the correct term for this is kidnapping.
Police are appealing for information after a teenager was robbed off Loushers Lane. I believe the correct term for this is kidnapping. Brick Bazooka
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7:04pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

Brick Bazooka wrote:
Police are appealing for information after a teenager was robbed off Loushers Lane.

I believe the correct term for this is kidnapping.
Only my opinion , but I would have thought the use of "robbed" as a passive verb is acceptable.

If someone was said to have robbed a bank you would not be surprised to find the bank still in its place, or if a house was burgled you wouldn't assume the building had been towed away by the miscreant.

Now if they said the teenager was stolen.....
[quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: Police are appealing for information after a teenager was robbed off Loushers Lane. I believe the correct term for this is kidnapping.[/p][/quote]Only my opinion , but I would have thought the use of "robbed" as a passive verb is acceptable. If someone was said to have robbed a bank you would not be surprised to find the bank still in its place, or if a house was burgled you wouldn't assume the building had been towed away by the miscreant. Now if they said the teenager was stolen..... Nick Tessla
  • Score: -10

7:17pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

Theft , being dishonestly appropriating property, is a property crime whereas robbery involves force or threat of force against an individual - therefore it is be more logical for the victim to be used as the subject in robbery.

If you want to be pedantic, in reports of crime, then you can count up the number of times reporters fail to differentiate correctly between theft, robbery and burglary.
Theft , being dishonestly appropriating property, is a property crime whereas robbery involves force or threat of force against an individual - therefore it is be more logical for the victim to be used as the subject in robbery. If you want to be pedantic, in reports of crime, then you can count up the number of times reporters fail to differentiate correctly between theft, robbery and burglary. Nick Tessla
  • Score: -4

9:28pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Brick Bazooka says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
Brick Bazooka wrote:
Police are appealing for information after a teenager was robbed off Loushers Lane.

I believe the correct term for this is kidnapping.
Only my opinion , but I would have thought the use of "robbed" as a passive verb is acceptable.

If someone was said to have robbed a bank you would not be surprised to find the bank still in its place, or if a house was burgled you wouldn't assume the building had been towed away by the miscreant.

Now if they said the teenager was stolen.....
The key word is 'off'. He was 'robbed off' means taken away from. It should say 'robbed on'.

Hence my sarcasm regarding kidnapping.
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: Police are appealing for information after a teenager was robbed off Loushers Lane. I believe the correct term for this is kidnapping.[/p][/quote]Only my opinion , but I would have thought the use of "robbed" as a passive verb is acceptable. If someone was said to have robbed a bank you would not be surprised to find the bank still in its place, or if a house was burgled you wouldn't assume the building had been towed away by the miscreant. Now if they said the teenager was stolen.....[/p][/quote]The key word is 'off'. He was 'robbed off' means taken away from. It should say 'robbed on'. Hence my sarcasm regarding kidnapping. Brick Bazooka
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7:29am Sat 15 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

He wasn't robbed on Loushers Lane. To quote the article, ".. the pathway leading from Loushers Lane to Secker Avenue .."

Hence he was robbed somewhere off it.
He wasn't robbed on Loushers Lane. To quote the article, ".. the pathway leading from Loushers Lane to Secker Avenue .." Hence he was robbed somewhere off it. Nick Tessla
  • Score: -4

8:40am Sun 16 Mar 14

SickAndTired2 says...

I'm sure this grammatical pedentary will prove highly valuable in the hunt for the suspects of this crime.
I'm sure this grammatical pedentary will prove highly valuable in the hunt for the suspects of this crime. SickAndTired2
  • Score: -8

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