Up to four men approached a 21-year-old man outside his home in Valkyrie Road, Westcliff, just before 12.35am on Sunday, November 18.
They assaulted him, forced him to open the front door of his house and went inside, where they assaulted a man and a woman aged in their 50s. The thugs, who were armed with two knives, also attacked the family dog, who had given birth to seven puppies in August.
In a Facebook post, a copy of which has been shared more than 800 times, a family member urged people to share the police’s appeal in a bid to find their dog’s killer.Doesn't sound like an opportunist robbery to me. But even so, you'd think this would be high priority, but Essex Police seem far more concerned about car enthusiasts.
There were believed to be three or four men, who were all described as being black and wearing dark clothing.I wonder if that's a clue? Because they don't seem to show any signs of stopping:
The three men have been described as being black and they are believed to be in their late 20s or early 30s. They all wore dark clothing and left the address in the direction of Pitsea Road.A gang of armed black men going around performing house invasions, apparently for peanuts. You'd think that would be bigger headlines.