Man robbed at knifepoint after being offered lift home in Rochester

PUBLISHED: 15:40 02 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:40 02 October 2017




Did you witness the incident?

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed at knifepoint in Rochester last month.

Between 8pm and 8.30pm on Friday, September 22, a man is alleged to have approached the victim, a man aged in his 40s, outside a bus stop in High Street and offered him a lift home.

The two walked to a supermarket car park in Friary Place, entered a car, and drove to Borstal Road.

Once there the suspect reportedly stopped the vehicle, threatened the victim with a knife and demanded money.

The victim is then alleged to have handed over a quantity of cash and exited the car.

The suspect is described as white-skinned, aged in his 20s or 30s, 5ft 10in, with fair hair, and of a medium build.

He was reported to have worn dark-coloured trousers and a dark-coloured polo top.

The vehicle he was driving is described as a blue-coloured hatchback car with four doors.

Witnesses are asked to call the Kent Police appeal line on 01634 792209 quoting reference number XY/48508/17.

Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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