Officers appeal for witnesses to two robberies in Dartford
PUBLISHED: 10:33 10 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:33 10 September 2018
Chief Constable Kent Police
Officers investigating two robberies in Dartford are appealing for witnesses.
The first robbery was reported to have happened in Central Road, Dartford, at around 11.46pm on September 7 as the victim was approaching his car.
Four men are reported to have pulled up in a black Audi alongside the victim with three of them exiting the car.
They are alleged to have used knives to threaten the victim before stealing the victim’s watch and a quantity of cash.
They then got into the vehicle and drove it away.
The victim was also punched on his shoulder by one of the men.
The suspects have been described as black, wearing balaclavas and dark clothing and all aged between 25 and 30 years old.
One suspect had a striped pattern down one arm of a tracksuit top.
The second incident is reported to have happened at around 3.35am on September 8 in Sherbourne Close, Dartford.
As the victim was exiting his car, two men are alleged to have assaulted him and one man was believed to have a knife.
The victim was kicked and punched before the suspects stole his wallet, bag, a white T-shirt and also a black hat.
They are also reported to have sprayed him with an unknown substance before running away.
The victim did not require hospital treatment.
The suspects have been described as wearing jumpers and also masks.
The incidents are currently being connected by officers.
Anyone who may have information, dashcam footage or CCTV is asked to contact officers on 01474 366 149 quoting crime reference XY/057208/18.
Alternatively, the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.