A thug carrying a weapon 'shaped like a barbeque fork' who demanded people's phones in Ashford is being sought by police.
Detectives are linking two incidents which took place between 7pm and 7.30pm on Thursday, May 5.
It was reported that a man in his 20s was walking on a footpath by the Great Chart Playing Fields in Chart Road when he was approached by a person who demanded his phone.
When the victim refused, the suspect ran away.
A short time later, two women were jogging along Tithe Barn Lane in Singleton when one was approached by a man who demanded her phone and made threats to hurt her.
The victim handed over her mobile phone and the suspect then left in the direction of the underpass toward Singleton Road.
The suspect was described as a slim white man aged between 17 and 22, and around 5 feet 9 inches tall.
It is reported he wore a black tracksuit with a red stripe detail and a black balaclava.
He also reportedly carried a weapon shaped like a barbeque fork.
Anyone with information regarding either incident should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/85319/22.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.