Witnesses are being sought following a robbery in Ashford in which two people were arrested.

At around 4.20pm on Sunday 3 July 2022, a man in his 70s had his mobile phone stolen.

It was reported that the victim was walking in the High Street near the junction with North Street, when he was pushed in the back and his phone was taken. No injuries were sustained.


Officers attended the incident and as part of their enquiries arrested a 17-year-old boy from Ashford and a 16-year-old boy from Basildon (Essex) on suspicion of robbery and possession of a bladed article. They were both released on bail while the investigation continues.

Detectives are appealing for information and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the robbery.

Did you see anything?

Witnesses should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/127847/22. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or using the online form on their website.

By Ed

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