A man was walking home when three men allegedly wrestled him to the ground, kicked him in the back and stole his watch.
Officers are investigating the reported robbery, in Parrock Street, Gravesend.
The victim, who is in his 50s, was walking home from a night out when the incident happened between 3am and 3.30am yesterday.
He told police he was approached by three men near the zebra crossing in Parrock Street, one of whom put him in a headlock and wrestled him to the ground.
One of the men is then alleged to have stolen his watch before the victim was reportedly kicked in the back.
He was not seriously injured.
Witnesses to the incident are urged to call the appeal line on 01474 366149 quoting reference XY/25714/16.