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Woman robbed of her cash in Milton Road, Gravesend


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A woman had cash snatched out of her hand as she walked along a road in Gravesend.

People who may have seen the robbery in Milton Road, near the junction with Wellington Street, have been asked to come forward.

The incident happened in Milton Road, Gravesend. Stock picture
The incident happened in Milton Road, Gravesend. Stock picture

It is thought the man, who was not known to the woman, forcibly took the money from her before he walked away in the direction of the town centre at around 2.50pm on February 5.

During the incident, another man approached the victim and is believed to have spoken to the suspect before he walked away.

Officers are keen to identify him, and anyone else who witnessed the incident but is yet to speak with police.

The witness is white with grey hair and aged in his forties with a stocky build. He was dressed in black clothing.

The suspect is also white, with short brown hair and a medium build.

The woman had her cash snatched out of her hand in Milton Road. Picture: Google Maps
The woman had her cash snatched out of her hand in Milton Road. Picture: Google Maps

He is thought to be around 5ft 7ins and in his 20s. At the time, he was wearing a dark jacket with a yellow logo that had the word 'outdoorsport' written below.

He was also wearing black trousers, with white stripes down the side.

A 26-year-old man, of no fixed address, was previously arrested on suspicion of the offence but has since been released pending further inquiries.

Anyone who believed they saw anything and has information which may assist the investigation is asked to call police on 01474 366149 quoting crime reference 46/19949/21 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers.

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