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Four teenage boys from Sevenoaks have been arrested after reports of criminal damage and theft in Riverhead, Sevenoaks

22 February 2014
by Kent Messenger reporter

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Police are warning against distraction thefts



Police are appealing for witnesses after a string of thefts and criminal damage in Riverhead, near Sevenoaks, last night.

Police were called to Amherst Hill, between Riverhead and Sevenoaks, just after 11pm, after a group of four or five youths were seen breaking into a florist’s stall in a restaurant car park.

The stall was damaged and its contents strewn across the car park. The youths were then seen knocking into parked cars on their way up London Road.

One was described as having short brown hair and wearing a grey hoody with blue jeans. Another was wearing a baseball cap with a white top and was riding a bicycle.

At about 11.30pm, a group of four youths were seen walking along London Road towards Riverhead. They reportedly kicked a car, knocked off the wing mirror and threatened passers by.

Police were then alerted to a group of youths who had entered a store on Aisher Way Road, Riverhead, and allegedly taken several packs of beer without paying. This was just after, at 11.40pm.

One of the youths was carrying two bags; one was on a bike, and one was wearing a Superdry body warmer or jumper and had spikey black hair.

Shortly before midnight, youths were then reported to be drinking, smashing up cars and knocking mirrors off them in Hamlin Road. All were reportedly wearing hoodies.  Three vehicles were damaged. A blue BMW, a grey Audi and a blue Mercedes.

Four teenage boys, who are all from Sevenoaks, have been arrested – a 15-year-old, two 16-year-olds and one 17-year- old.  

Inspector Ian Jones said: “Whilst there were several witnesses to the series of incidents that occurred in and around Riverhead, late last night, it was dark and some areas were not covered by CCTV.

“Consequently, we would like to hear from anyone who saw something that they think may help with our enquiries or who has information that may help us.”

If you can help, call Inspector Ian Jones on 01322 422 518, quoting reference 22-0346, or  Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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