Gang threaten people with kettle full of boiling water in their home in Sholing area of Southampton

Gang threaten people with boiling water in their home

Gang threaten people with boiling water in their home

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A GANG burst into a house and threatened to pour boiing water over those inside.

Now, detectives are appealing for witnesses after a the ordeal.

A 44-year-old answered a knock at his door when he was confronted by five men and a woman who forced their way inside, hitting him with an item concealed in a plastic bag.

Once inside, one of the men boiled a kettle and threatened to pour the boiling water over the man and his friends who were also inside the house in Canterbury Avenue, Sholing.

Some of the group searched the home and forced the man to open a small safe.

They stole more than £1,000 in cash, two passports, an engagement ring and a Vivian Westwood Watch, before making their escape in a small blue hatchback.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Will Whale at Bitterne CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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6:44pm Tue 13 May 14

kyrrie says...

There are some really nasty people on our streets and they need to be caught! If you know them shop them. I hope the family involved managed to get over their trauma and learn to trust people again.
There are some really nasty people on our streets and they need to be caught! If you know them shop them. I hope the family involved managed to get over their trauma and learn to trust people again. kyrrie
  • Score: 43

6:54pm Tue 13 May 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Keep a WELCOME by the front door and let any unwanted VISITORS go away with a headache OR shortage of breath !!!
Keep a WELCOME by the front door and let any unwanted VISITORS go away with a headache OR shortage of breath !!! SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 25

9:25pm Tue 13 May 14

CarlyKin says...

This is extremely close to home. Report doesnt say what day or time this happened!
This is extremely close to home. Report doesnt say what day or time this happened! CarlyKin
  • Score: 3

9:42pm Tue 13 May 14

Huey says...

Southampton further cementing its place the as the home invasion, rape, arson and traffic capital of south. Ahhhh what a place
Southampton further cementing its place the as the home invasion, rape, arson and traffic capital of south. Ahhhh what a place Huey
  • Score: -20

9:56pm Tue 13 May 14

Malcombe says...

SPIKEISLANDERTRADER All us civilised people agree with you 100% but when it's sudden it must be very traumatic and a horrible ordeal, these nasty Scumbags must be caught asap, there are many things that are happening in this world that shock us all, Letters Boxes stolen in the New Forest, 230 Nigerian School Girls kidnapped and obviously traumatised by the Thugs of Boca Haram who claim it's there God Allah who has given these order, Putin the Thug Dictator putting fear into millions of innocent people on his doorstep, when will it end and we have peace forever?
SPIKEISLANDERTRADER All us civilised people agree with you 100% but when it's sudden it must be very traumatic and a horrible ordeal, these nasty Scumbags must be caught asap, there are many things that are happening in this world that shock us all, Letters Boxes stolen in the New Forest, 230 Nigerian School Girls kidnapped and obviously traumatised by the Thugs of Boca Haram who claim it's there God Allah who has given these order, Putin the Thug Dictator putting fear into millions of innocent people on his doorstep, when will it end and we have peace forever? Malcombe
  • Score: -3

9:59pm Tue 13 May 14

Reality-man says...

Drugs involved me thinks
Drugs involved me thinks Reality-man
  • Score: 6

10:45pm Tue 13 May 14

Stubs says...

Usually you put the kettle on to make a nice cup of tea with some nice Jammie dodgers or digestives.
Usually you put the kettle on to make a nice cup of tea with some nice Jammie dodgers or digestives. Stubs
  • Score: -4

10:45pm Tue 13 May 14

SilrntMajority says...

Malcombe wrote:
SPIKEISLANDERTRADER All us civilised people agree with you 100% but when it's sudden it must be very traumatic and a horrible ordeal, these nasty Scumbags must be caught asap, there are many things that are happening in this world that shock us all, Letters Boxes stolen in the New Forest, 230 Nigerian School Girls kidnapped and obviously traumatised by the Thugs of Boca Haram who claim it's there God Allah who has given these order, Putin the Thug Dictator putting fear into millions of innocent people on his doorstep, when will it end and we have peace forever?
Yeah just you keep believing all that propoganda against Putin. The US is just trying to ratchet up the tension, just like they've been doing in Syria. Fight the Taliban in one country, support them in another.
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: SPIKEISLANDERTRADER All us civilised people agree with you 100% but when it's sudden it must be very traumatic and a horrible ordeal, these nasty Scumbags must be caught asap, there are many things that are happening in this world that shock us all, Letters Boxes stolen in the New Forest, 230 Nigerian School Girls kidnapped and obviously traumatised by the Thugs of Boca Haram who claim it's there God Allah who has given these order, Putin the Thug Dictator putting fear into millions of innocent people on his doorstep, when will it end and we have peace forever?[/p][/quote]Yeah just you keep believing all that propoganda against Putin. The US is just trying to ratchet up the tension, just like they've been doing in Syria. Fight the Taliban in one country, support them in another. SilrntMajority
  • Score: 0

11:04pm Tue 13 May 14

massimoosti says...

Reality-man wrote:
Drugs involved me thinks
Yes another 5% report of a taxing story.
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: Drugs involved me thinks[/p][/quote]Yes another 5% report of a taxing story. massimoosti
  • Score: 2

12:53am Wed 14 May 14

Malcombe says...

SilrntMajority You must be watching a different world news than me, Dictator Assad is married to a beautiful woman from Ipswich but he wouldn't listen to his people who marched without weapons for Democracy because he comes from a Dynasty and will not tolerate any opposition, his response was to destroy his peoples homes which has left millions homeless and near to starvation, have you seen the latest photographs and news? Assad prefers to destroy his peoples livelihoods and orders his Soldiers to commit murders, tortures and mutilations of men women and children with the backing of the other Thug Dictator Putin who is tarred with the same brush, he too seems to glorify in seeing the same scenes if he didn't he wouldn't back the beast, is this the fault of the Americans? I can assure you I'm fully aware that the Americans make huge mistakes as have the Brits and unfortunately propaganda is a centuries old tool whether we like it or not
SilrntMajority You must be watching a different world news than me, Dictator Assad is married to a beautiful woman from Ipswich but he wouldn't listen to his people who marched without weapons for Democracy because he comes from a Dynasty and will not tolerate any opposition, his response was to destroy his peoples homes which has left millions homeless and near to starvation, have you seen the latest photographs and news? Assad prefers to destroy his peoples livelihoods and orders his Soldiers to commit murders, tortures and mutilations of men women and children with the backing of the other Thug Dictator Putin who is tarred with the same brush, he too seems to glorify in seeing the same scenes if he didn't he wouldn't back the beast, is this the fault of the Americans? I can assure you I'm fully aware that the Americans make huge mistakes as have the Brits and unfortunately propaganda is a centuries old tool whether we like it or not Malcombe
  • Score: -3

7:51am Wed 14 May 14

Bally_Hoo says...

"A 44-year-old answered a knock at his door when he was confronted by five men and a woman"....."before making their escape in a small blue hatchback."

How did they all manage to fit in one car?

Hardly the getaway vehicle of choice, for the discerning criminal gang.
"A 44-year-old answered a knock at his door when he was confronted by five men and a woman"....."before making their escape in a small blue hatchback." How did they all manage to fit in one car? Hardly the getaway vehicle of choice, for the discerning criminal gang. Bally_Hoo
  • Score: 5

8:54am Wed 14 May 14

Hastagger says...

who is Sholing has a safe, with £1000 cash inside it...? #justsayin #trends
who is Sholing has a safe, with £1000 cash inside it...? #justsayin #trends Hastagger
  • Score: -3

9:14am Wed 14 May 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Reality-man wrote:
Drugs involved me thinks
Possible link to the cannabis factory in Butt s Road ??
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: Drugs involved me thinks[/p][/quote]Possible link to the cannabis factory in Butt s Road ?? SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: -2

9:22am Wed 14 May 14

Big Mac says...

Huey wrote:
Southampton further cementing its place the as the home invasion, rape, arson and traffic capital of south. Ahhhh what a place
Ahhhh what a repetitive comment.
Open the window and get some fresh air in to your life.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Southampton further cementing its place the as the home invasion, rape, arson and traffic capital of south. Ahhhh what a place[/p][/quote]Ahhhh what a repetitive comment. Open the window and get some fresh air in to your life. Big Mac
  • Score: 9

10:44am Wed 14 May 14

Shirley_Girl says...

Malcombe wrote:
SPIKEISLANDERTRADER All us civilised people agree with you 100% but when it's sudden it must be very traumatic and a horrible ordeal, these nasty Scumbags must be caught asap, there are many things that are happening in this world that shock us all, Letters Boxes stolen in the New Forest, 230 Nigerian School Girls kidnapped and obviously traumatised by the Thugs of Boca Haram who claim it's there God Allah who has given these order, Putin the Thug Dictator putting fear into millions of innocent people on his doorstep, when will it end and we have peace forever?
"there are many things that are happening in this world that shock us all, Letters Boxes stolen in the New Forest,"... Oh the horror!
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: SPIKEISLANDERTRADER All us civilised people agree with you 100% but when it's sudden it must be very traumatic and a horrible ordeal, these nasty Scumbags must be caught asap, there are many things that are happening in this world that shock us all, Letters Boxes stolen in the New Forest, 230 Nigerian School Girls kidnapped and obviously traumatised by the Thugs of Boca Haram who claim it's there God Allah who has given these order, Putin the Thug Dictator putting fear into millions of innocent people on his doorstep, when will it end and we have peace forever?[/p][/quote]"there are many things that are happening in this world that shock us all, Letters Boxes stolen in the New Forest,"... Oh the horror! Shirley_Girl
  • Score: 3

11:05am Wed 14 May 14

rudolph_hucker says...

Big Mac wrote:
Huey wrote: Southampton further cementing its place the as the home invasion, rape, arson and traffic capital of south. Ahhhh what a place
Ahhhh what a repetitive comment. Open the window and get some fresh air in to your life.
Dont listen to him! You'll get burgled or have petrol poured through it.
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Southampton further cementing its place the as the home invasion, rape, arson and traffic capital of south. Ahhhh what a place[/p][/quote]Ahhhh what a repetitive comment. Open the window and get some fresh air in to your life.[/p][/quote]Dont listen to him! You'll get burgled or have petrol poured through it. rudolph_hucker
  • Score: -10

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