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Man in his 80s robbed at cash machine at Texaco garage in Ashford Road, Maidstone

A man in his 80s was threatened with a weapon and robbed as he used a cash machine at a petrol station in Maidstone.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after the victim was approached at the Texaco garage at 8.45am today.

He was at the cashpoint when a man in a yellow top came up behind him.

the Texaco petrol station in Ashford Road, Maidstone, where a man in his 80s was robbed at the cash machine. Picture: Google (15698767)
the Texaco petrol station in Ashford Road, Maidstone, where a man in his 80s was robbed at the cash machine. Picture: Google (15698767)

The elderly man was threatened with a weapon, which has not been indentified, before the robber ran off towards Square Hill.

A police spokesman said the victim was not hurt.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Iain Joyce said: "We know Ashford Road was busy at the time of the incident and traffic directly next to the scene was stopped at a red light when the suspect approached the victim.

Police particularly want to hear from anyone who was at the nearby traffic lights in Ashford Road or on the forecourt at the time. Stock image
Police particularly want to hear from anyone who was at the nearby traffic lights in Ashford Road or on the forecourt at the time. Stock image

"Anyone who was travelling in this area, especially those with dash cam, are likely to have vital information that can help us identify him.

"We are particularly keen to speak with the occupants of a black Land Rover and a white Mercedes SUV as they were next to station at the time of the offence.

"It is not likely to have been obvious an offence was taking place however they may have seen the victim and the offender at the scene."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 01622 604100 quoting 46/163204/19.

Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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