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Pensioner robbed in early hours

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner was robbed of £800 at his house in Northfleet.

Officers were called after 5.30am on Friday, January 18 to Johnson Close, where it was reported a 79-year-old man had his wallet stolen by a man who it’s believed forced his way into the house.

The home owner answered a knock at the door at about 5.10am from a man who asked if he was alone.

The elderly man tried to close the door but it’s reported the suspect barged it open and then held him by the wrists so he couldn’t move.

It’s reported the offender called out to another man to come into the property, who only came to the door and didn’t speak.

The man suspect already in the house then reached into the man’s pocket and took his wallet.

The pensioner was left with bruising to his wrists.

The two then ran off in the direction of an alley way, which leads to Dean Holm Road.

The first man has been described as mixed race, in his late 20s and was wearing a hooded top with the hood up.

The second man, who did not enter the property, was wearing blue jeans and a blue sports jacket.

If anyone has any information call DC Stuart Biggs on 101, quoting reference XY/1948/13.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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