Tourist robbed by thugs at Folkestone cash machine
Street, near where the incident took place
by Sam Lennon
Two thugs have robbed a
tourist after he asked them for directions to the nearest cash
They followed the trusting
68-year-old to the machine in Folkestone and pulled him to the
ground, stealing his bank card and £200.
The victim had just arrived at his
hotel in the town on Monday when he decided to find the local cash
As he made his way into the town,
between 5.30pm and 6pm, he asked two men to help him find an
ATM and they directed him to Guildhall Street.
Moments after he withdrew money
from the machine, the victim was pulled down before the robbers ran
The man then noticed his card and
the cash he had just withdrawn were missing from his trouser
The first man police are seeking is
described as about 19, 5ft 6in, with an Asian accent, short
straight dark brown hair, clean shaven, of slim build and was
wearing a three-quarter length jacket and jeans.
The second man is described
as between 20 and 23, 5ft 9in, with dark brown hair,
clean-shaven and wearing a three-quarter length duffle coat.
Police in particular need help from
a member of the public who answered the victim's calls for help at
the ATM and walked him back to his hotel.
Anyone with information about the
incident is asked to phone DC Darren Brough, at Kent
Police, by phoning 101, quoting crime reference number
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