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Kent Police hunt for phone robber who punched girl in the face in Gillingham

By Medway Messenger reporter

A teenager was punched in the face by a man who tried to steal her phone.

It was reported that the victim, an 18-year-old from Gillingham, was walking along the footpath adjacent to Woodlands Cemetery.

She was holding her mobile phone in her hand when she heard footsteps behind her and turned to see a man.

Detectives investigating a reported attempted robbery in Gillingham have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to

The robber punched the victim before grabbing her phone and running off. As he fled, he dropped the phone.

He is described as white, aged between 30 and 40 and approximately 5ft 7in. He was unshaven and wore either a balaclava or a snood pulled down to below his lower lip.

Detectives investigating the attempted robbery, which happened at 6.45am on Saturday, June 21, have released an image of a man they would like to speak to.

Investigating officer DC Jason Lynch said: “This left the victim very shaken up and distressed.

“We have been following up a number of lines of inquiry in relation to this and the victim has now assisted us with completing a computer-generated image of the man she saw.

“I’d ask anybody who recognises the person in this image, or anybody with any information regarding this incident, to call me on 01634 792452, quoting crime reference XY/22012/14.

“To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

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