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Police hunt robbers who threatened Herne Bay driver to hand over his keys, but left without the car

Police are on the hunt for a group of thieves who stole car keys off a motorist while he was driving during rush hour in Herne Bay.

The strange incident took place when a 30-year-old driver was in his car in Mickleburgh Hill.

He had stopped to let another car pass when both his passenger and driver side door were opened by two white men who threatened him.

The junction of Canterbury Road and Mickleburgh Hill
The junction of Canterbury Road and Mickleburgh Hill

A woman was also shouting at him.

Police Det Const Kelly Snowden said: "The victim believes the offenders had been travelling behind him in a silver-coloured Vauxhall van.

"After taking his key, the offenders returned to this vehicle and drove off, leaving the victim in his vehicle."

A car key was stolen, but not the car
A car key was stolen, but not the car

The victim called the police, who are now looking for the group, but have not made any arrests.

The incident happened at about 5.30pm on Thursday, November 6.

DC Snowden added that she would be keen to hear from any witnesses near the Canterbury Road roundabout with Mickleburgh Hill during the busy weekday rush hour.

Anyone with information about the incident can call DC Snowden on 01843 222289, quoting crime report number ZY/36578/14.

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