E-fit issued of man who robbed woman in Tonbridge before Christmas

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By kentsussex | Monday, January 14, 2013, 13:31

An E-fit has been created which shows a man police want to speak to after a robbery in Tonbridge.


A 20-year-old mother reported being attacked whilst walking home after doing her Christmas shopping. 

The incident happened along Shakespeare Road, by the green area opposite The Hayesbrook School in Tonbridge at 4.45pm on Thursday 20 December.


A man pulled at one of her shopping bags, hanging from a pushchair handle, and in doing so almost knocked over the pushchair her 16-month-old son was in.


The offender then grabbed one of the victim's hands and tried to prise her iPhone from her fingers – but a blue van pulled up and the robber ran away from the scene empty-handed.


The victim said her attacker was a white man in his 20s, of slim build and about 5' 7" tall. 

He had acne on his face, especially on the left-hand side of his face and neck, with some of the spots described as quite inflamed while others had scarred. 

The man had a skinny face with sunken in cheeks, she said.


He was wearing a light blue-coloured hooded top with 'McKenzie' written on the front. His hood was pulled up over a dark coloured baseball cap. 

He may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


The woman has since met with Kent Police officers to draw up an E-fit showing her attacker. Kent Police also wants to speak to the occupants of the blue van which pulled up.


Anyone with any information about the incident or who can identify the man pictured is asked to call Kent Police on 101, quoting crime reference YY/23604/12. 

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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