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CCTV released of burglar chased by villagers in Sandwich Road in Eythorne

Police have released images of a suspect in a burglary where the thief was chased by villagers.

The CCTV shows a masked man, in a hooded khaki top, approaching the shop, walking inside and then running away.

A man entered a shop in Sandwich Road, Eythorne, at about 6.45am on Thursday, May 30.

Unwelcome visitor: The suspect approaches the shop. Picture: Kent Police
Unwelcome visitor: The suspect approaches the shop. Picture: Kent Police

He stole the till tray containing a quantity of cashed but was pursued on foot by bystanders as far as Flax Court Lane.

Police are treating this as an aggravated burglary.

Senior investigating officer Det Insp Cara Ferguson said: "The burglary took place shortly after the shop had opened.

"So we want to speak to drivers who perhaps were on their way to work at that time of the morning in the area and captured something of interest on their dashcams, as well as anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious."

If you know the identity of the man pictured, and if you witnessed the incident and have yet to speak to an officer, call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting the reference number 46/103045/19.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity, Crimestoppers in Kent, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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