Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of Distraction Robbery

Woman Arrested  On Suspicion Of Distraction Robbery

Kent Police have arrested a 25-year-old woman in connection with a distraction robbery in Sittingbourne.

The woman, who is from Sittingbourne, was arrested on Tuesday (31st October) on suspicion of robbery.

The incident happened at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop in the High Street, between 1.30pm and 2pm last Friday (27th October). A woman had just withdrawn £4,000 from her bank to buy a new car but noticed the cash was missing after another woman bumped into her, allegedly on purpose.

Officers previously issued CCTV of two women they wished to speak to as they believed the suspect was working with an accomplice.

The arrested woman has been released under investigation while officers carry out enquiries.

Anyone with information about the incident can call 01795 419 119 quoting reference 27-0779 or alternatively thwey can call Kent Crimestoppers, free (from any landline) and anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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