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Car theft in Herne Bay sees man threatened with knife in Sea Street as VW Polo stolen and found in Gravesend

A man was allegedly held at knifepoint as his car was stolen and found more than 40 miles away.

The victim was approached by two men in Herne Bay on Easter Sunday when he was reportedly forced to hand over the keys to his VW Polo.

The victim was allegedly threatened at knifepoint when the car was taken in Herne Bay
The victim was allegedly threatened at knifepoint when the car was taken in Herne Bay

One of the suspects is said to have produced a knife and threatened the victim – a man in his 20s – after parking the car in Sea Street at 10.30pm.

The car was then driven away from the scene and was located by police about 30 minutes later in Gravesend and it has been seized and recovered by officers.

A 45-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the incident and on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

She was released on bail until April 26.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward to help with an investigation.

Inquiries are ongoing, police say, but officers would like to hear from anyone who might have further information about the two suspects.

The two men reported to have been involved are both described as being white.

One was around 5ft 9in wearing a dark hooded top, and the other was around 5ft 6in wearing a black jacket.

Witnesses are urged to call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/55391/21. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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