Witness Appeal Following Sittingbourne Robbery

Witness Appeal Following Sittingbourne Robbery

Kent Police detectives are appealing for witnesses after a handbag was reported stolen during a robbery in Sittingbourne at the weekend.

The incident is reported to have taken place in Pembury Street shortly after 9pm on Sunday (17th March).

Detective Constable Rob Feasey told SFM News: "The victim, a woman in her 40s, was by her parked car when a man asked her for the time and grabbed her handbag. During a short struggle she fell to the floor, suffering cuts to her knee, elbow and hands".

The man ran away towards Dover Street along a path that runs parallel to Pembury Court. He is described as being white, aged between 40 and 50, 5ft 9in tall and of a thin build with light brown hair. He was wearing a dark blue or black hooded top with grey sleeves and the hood up.

The handbag, which was black leather with tassels on the bottom, contained a black leather purse with a black bow, bank cards and an iPhone 6.

DC Feasey told SFM News: "We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the robbery or recognises the description of the suspect".

If you can help, please call Kent Police on 01795 419 119 quoting reference number 46/50596/19 or, alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers free and  anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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