Shoppers and visitors to Maidstone are reminded to keep valuables safe following a sneaky theft.

At around 2.15pm on Thursday 17 February 2022, a man went into a café in King Street where he is alleged to have stolen another customer’s phone while they were distracted.

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CCTV image of a man they believe can help

Officers are also releasing a CCTV image of a man they believe can help with their enquiries.

Inspector Steve Kent, of Maidstone’s Community Safety Unit, said: ‘The suspect for this theft was handing out leaflets and it is thought the phone may have been stolen while he was talking to the victim.
‘We are seeking a man shown in a CCTV image who may have important information. Whilst he is wearing a face mask, it is hoped somebody who knows him will contact our appeal line.’

Can you help?

Anyone with information is urged to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/31486/22.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the online form on their website.

By Ed

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