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BREAKING: Attempted armed robbery at takeaway in Maidstone

Wednesday 11th November 2020

SHOP workers at a takeaway shop in Kingswood were threatened by a man with a weapon last night.

The attempted armed robbery happened at around 9.30pm on Tuesday, November 10 2020 in Cayser Drive where the suspect demanded staff to open the cash till.

The employees did not open the till and the man left empty-handed in the direction of Holly Tree Close.

The suspect is described as being white, between 20 and 30 years of age and of slim build. He was wearing a red hooded top with the hood up and matching bottoms, gloves and a red facemask.

Detective Inspector Darren Reynolds 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 saw the suspect in the area.

"I would also appeal to motorists who were in Kingswood between 9pm and 10pm and residents with private CCTV, to check for any dashcam footage that may assist our investigation."

Anyone with information is urged to call the appeal line on 01622 604100, quoting reference 10-1485.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form.