December 12 2013 Latest news:
Dean Kilpatrick, Reporter
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
16-year-old girl was approached behind by man
An e-fit image of a man suspected of being involved in an attempted robbery in Canterbury has been released by Kent Police.
A 16-year old girl walking with her friend was approached by a man who tried to grab the girl’s mobile phone which was in her hand.
She managed to keep hold of the phone, but the offender then tried to make off with the girl’s bag, but the man was fought off with the help of an elderly man with his walking stick.
The incident took place on Thursday July 19 around 10.15am on Mill Lane, before the man escaped on foot towards St Radigund’s car park.
The heroic man is being asked to contact police to assist in identifying the man who tried to steal the girl’s possessions.
Kent Police has released two e-fit images based on the girls’ description of the man.
He is described as of Asian appearance, dark complexion, aged in his late 20s or early 30s, 5ft 8in tall, with a big tube type earring in one ear and short straight black hair. He was wearing a light coloured T shirt.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Tara Atkins on 101 citing reference ZY/20063/12.
Alternatively, call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.