Appeal – attempted knifepoint robbery in Maidstone
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An appeal has been issued by investigators following a report of an attempted knifepoint robbery in Maidstone by a man with a distinctive scorpion tattoo.
At around 7.20pm on Saturday 24 October 2020, a man in his 30s was walking in a subway under Broadway where it is alleged a man tried to steal his mobile phone while holding a knife.
The victim pushed him away and ran from the scene unharmed.
The suspect was later seen making his way across the bridge towards the High Street.
The suspect is described as being white and in his mid to late 30s. He is also said to be around 5 feet 11 inches tall, of stocky build and bald.
He had a scorpion tattoo on his neck and was wearing a black and white hooded top with a large logo on the back and black trousers.
Investigating officer, PC Alex Peacock of the Chief Constable’s Crime Squad said: ‘While investigators are completing enquiries in the area, including the examination of CCTV footage, we would like to hear from anybody who witnessed the incident or thinks they may know the suspect from the description given.’
Can you help?
Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is urged to call the appeal line on 01622 604100, quoting crime reference 46/190853/20.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form.