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Man arrested after cash and bank cards reported stolen in Canterbury Road in Birchington

A woman in her 70s allegedly had bank cards and rings stolen after a man entered her home through an unlocked door.

It was reported to police that between 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday, March 20 a man demanded money from the victim at a property in Canterbury Road, Birchington, near to the junction with Kent Gardens.

Cash, cards and a number of rings were reportedly swiped, and a 34-year-old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of burglary and possessing class A drugs.

Police have arrested a man. Stock picture (8018052)
Police have arrested a man. Stock picture (8018052)

The man, from Birchington, currently remains in custody.

Detective inspector Keith Taylor said: "This is a timely reminder to ensure your doors are not left unlocked for unwelcome visitors.

"Although we have made an arrest, we would still like to hear from witnesses.

"It reportedly took place at a property near to a busy road in the village so if anyone was driving past in the area at the time and might have dashcam footage, or if you remember seeing something suspicious, call police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/52871/19."

Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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