Witnesses are sought to an attempted robbery in Sittingbourne.

The incident is reported to have happened in Elm Grove on Thursday 27 January 2022, when the victim was riding an e-scooter at 4.45pm.

Racist language

He is alleged to have been approached by two children who used racist language directed towards him.

A short time later the children then saw the victim in Woodberry Drive at the junction of Keswick Avenue, where one of them is reported to have attempted to take the scooter.

One of the suspects is described as white, with brown hair and around five feet tall. He had freckles and was wearing glasses. He wore black trousers with a top believed to be black or green in colour.

The second boy is described as having brown hair and was wearing a grey tracksuit.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Charlotte Grant said: ‘This was a distressing incident for the victim, and we are looking for witnesses who may have been in the area at the time.
‘In particular we I would like to talk to a member of the public who tried to intervene during the incident.
‘We have carried out CCTV enquiries and have spoken to a number of people but would like to hear from anyone who we have not yet spoken to.’

DC Charlotte Grant

Anybody with information is asked to call the appeal line on 01795 419119, quoting crime reference 46/17429/22.

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

By Ed

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