Man robbed at knifepoint in lay-by on the A2 at Canterbury
A man was robbed by a biker wielding a kitchen knife in a lay-by
on the A2 near Canterbury.
The 43-year-old was driving coastbound when he pulled over just
after the Harbledown junction to get something from the boot of his
While he was looking in the boot a motorcyclist pulled up
8ft behind him and asked the man for directions to
The biker then produced a kitchen knife and told the man to hand
over his mobile phone and the sat nav from his car. He handed them
over and the suspect fled on his bike.
The biker spoke with an eastern European accent, possibly Czech
Republic. He was 6ft tall and was wearing a red motorcycle helmet,
black leather jacket, dark blue jeans and black trainers.
His motorcycle was red and covered in mud.
DC Kirsty Bricknell said: "While this appears to be an isolated
incident, I would advise motorists using empty lay-bys to beware of
being approached by any strangers and to report anything
‘I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or
has information. Please call me on 101 quoting crime reference
"Alternatively if you have any information but would prefer to
remain anonymous call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
The robbery happened at 9.30am on
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