Gravesend robbers allegedly target petrol station before stealing getaway car
PUBLISHED: 15:46 08 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:46 08 November 2013
A pair of robbers allegedly stole cash from a Gravesend petrol station before assaulting a driver and stealing his car on Saturday night.
Kent Police have released CCTV images of two men they are looking to speak with after the incident, which happened at around 11.15pm at the BP garage, off Milton Road.
The first offender is said to have leapt over the counter and assaulted the cashier, demanding she open the till.
When she did, the men reportedly stole a large amount of cash before fleeing in the direction of Peacock Street. It was here that they are thought to have come across a man parking his dark blue Rover.
They attacked the man, punching and kicking him, before stealing the car to make their getaway. The victim was later taken to hospital suffering with facial injuries.
The first offender is described as black, around 5ft 7ins, with a stocky build and aged in his 40s. He wore a greay hooded top, blue jeans, dark shoes and a blue baseball cap.
The second man is said to be white, around 6ft, also in his 40s with dirty blonde hair.
Det Con Richard Debnam, of Kent Police, said: “These were two distressing incidents that took place within seconds of each other.
“The man who had his car stolen was taken to hospital with facial injuries and the cashier has been left upset and anxious after her ordeal.
“I know both men in the images have their faces obscured but the pictures may still be able to jog people’s memories.”
Anyone who recognises these men should call Det Con Debnam on 01474 366096, quoting the reference XY/035623/13. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.