Detectives link robbery and attempted theft in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells

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By kentsussex | Thursday, November 29, 2012, 07:48

Detectives investigating reports of a robbery and an attempted theft in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells have linked the crimes - and are appealing for the public's help.

On 13 November at around 3:45pm, a man is reported to have taken money from the till of a furniture shop in Mount Pleasant Road in Tunbridge Wells. 

When challenged by a member of staff, he is reported to have threatened her, before making off.

The suspect is described as being a white man, 5ft 11in tall, 35-45 years-old, with short black hair and clean shaven. 

He was wearing a bright red long-sleeved top, a blue padded body warmer, blue jeans and white trainers.

Earlier in the day, at around 3:05pm, a similar incident occurred at a hair salon in the High Street in Tonbridge. 

The man, who was of a similar description, was disturbed and left empty-handed. No one was hurt in either incident.

Detectives believe the incidents are linked and are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

Detective Constable James Chichester from Kent Police said: 'There were other shoppers in the furniture store when the robbery is reported to have occurred, and we would like to speak to them to see if they can provide any additional information. 

"I would ask anyone with any information to contact me so to help further the investigation.'

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Chichester by calling 101, quoting crime reference YY/21061/12 for the Tonbridge incident or YY/20939/12 for the Tunbridge Wells incident.

Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 

      

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