Screaming woman scares off man clutching hammer after attempted street robbery in Whitstable

Contributed by editor on Sep 13, 2018 - 06:30 PM



Witnesses are being sought following a report of an attempted robbery in Whitstable.

It was reported that at around 5am on Wednesday 12 September 2018 the victim, a woman in her 40s, was walking towards the mini roundabout in Belmont Road when she was approached by a man holding a hammer and he asked for her bag several times.

The victim refused and screamed, and the suspect then ran off empty-handed in the direction of Millstrood Road. No physical contact was made during the incident.

The suspect was described as a white man, aged in his late 30s and was clean-shaven. He was reportedly wearing a dark hooded top with writing on it, and dark trousers.

People with information regarding the incident are asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting ZY/53990/18.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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