Elderly woman, 81, restrained and robbed by couple in Dartford

PUBLISHED: 16:40 11 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:40 11 November 2013

Police would like to speak to these two people in connection with the Dartford robbery.

Police would like to speak to these two people in connection with the Dartford robbery.


An elderly lady was allegedly restrained and robbed by a man and woman in Dartford last week.

The 81-year-old had been shopping in the town centre at around 11.30am on November 5, where a man and woman were caught on CCTV following her around Iceland.

She was then followed in to Darenth Road, at around 11.45am, where they reportedly blocked her path and asked if she needed help.

When the victim declined, the woman allegedly grabbed her arm while the man unbuttoned her coat, unzipped her bag and removed her bank card. The pair then fled towards the town centre.

Kent Police have released CCTV images of the two suspects, described as Eastern European. The man was around 35-years-old and of stocky build.

The female was in her mid-20s with dark hair, a slender build and wearing dark clothing.

Det Con Deborah Cummings said: “Thankfully this lady was not hurt and she cancelled her card swiftly, but it is despicable that offenders think they have the right to prey on defenceless members of the community.”

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Cummings on 01474 366091, quoting crime reference XY/035713/13. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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