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Police hunt 'gunman' after teenagers robbed of phones outside post office in Wrotham Road, Meopham

By Lynn Cox

Two teenagers had their mobile phones stolen by a man thought to have been wielding a gun.

The pair were robbed outside a parade of shops close to the McColl's newsagent and post office in Wrotham Road, Meopham.

The two 15-year-olds were walking in the direction of Istead Rise when a white car stopped next to them between midnight and 12.15am on Bank Holiday Monday, August 27.

The pair were robbed outside McColls newsagent and post office. Picture: Google Street View
The pair were robbed outside McColls newsagent and post office. Picture: Google Street View

A man is then said to have got out of the passenger side of the car, approached the boys, threatened them with what was believed to be a gun and demanded their phone and wallets.

The teenagers handed over their phones and some loose change and the suspect then got back into the car which drove away.

Neither of the teenagers were injured.

The suspect is white, around 5ft 8ins tall with stubble and he wore dark coat with a fur hood.

The white car which he was travelling in, possibly a Vauxhall Corsa, had black alloy wheels.

Officers are making a number of enquiries and reviewing CCTV opportunities and would appeal to anyone who has any information to contact them.

Call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting reference XY/054084/18, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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