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An elderly man has been robbed in Maidstone

Detectives investigating the reported robbery of an elderly man in Maidstone are appealing for information.

At around 8.45am on Saturday 24 August 2019 the victim, who is in his 80s, had a quantity of money stolen from him by a man who approached him from behind while he was using a cash machine at the Texaco garage in Ashford Road.

The victim was not injured during the incident but was threatened with an unknown weapon by a man in a yellow top. Once the money had been taken, the suspect was seen running towards Square Hill.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Iain Joyce said: ‘We know Ashford Road was busy at the time of the incident and traffic directly next to the scene was stopped at a red light when the suspect approached the victim.

‘Anyone who was travelling in this area, especially those with dash cam, are likely to have vital information that can help us identify him.

‘We are particularly keen to speak with the occupants of a black Land Rover and a white Mercedes SUV as they were next to station at the time of the offence. It is not likely to have been obvious an offence was taking place however they may have seen the victim and the offender at the scene.’

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting 46/163204/19.