Appeal after attemoted robbery in Swanley

PUBLISHED: 12:36 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:07 29 August 2018

The incident happened at a London Road petrol station in Swanley. Picture: Google

The incident happened at a London Road petrol station in Swanley. Picture: Google


Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are appealing for information following an attempted robbery at a petrol station in Swanley.

It is reported that two men entered the London Road premises at around 7pm on Monday August 27 and demanded money from a cashier.

No money was exchanged but during the incident the victim reported being assaulted and threatened with a weapon.

No serious injuries were reported.

Following the incident, the two offenders left the scene on foot.

The first offender was wearing a royal blue coat with the hood up along with dark leggings.

His face was covered and he is described as having a slim build.

The second offender was wearing a khaki coat with the hood up and also had his face covered.

Kent Police officers attended the scene and following an area search detained two men from Swanley, who are aged 25 and 32 respectively.

They have since been released, pending further enquiries.

Investigating officers would like to hear from anyone with information on the incident and they would also like to obtain dash cam footage from motorists travelling in the area at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting YY/030956/18.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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