Police appeal after Northfleet pensioner hit by £800 doorstep robbery

First published in Dartford & Swanley news News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

KENT Police is appealing for witnesses after a pensioner was robbed of £800 at his house in Northfleet.

Officers were called at around 5.30am on Friday (JAN 18) to Johnson Close where a 79-year-old man reported his wallet stolen by a man who forced his way into the house.

The homeowner claims he answered a knock at the door at about 5.10am from a man who asked if he was alone.

He tried to close the door but the suspect allegedly barged it open and then held him by the wrists so he couldn’t move.

The offender called out to another man who came to the door without speaking before the suspect already in the house reached into the pensioner’s pocket and took his wallet.

The pair ran off in the direction of an alleyway leading to Dean Holm Road, leaving the victim with bruising to his wrists.

The first man has been described as mixed race, in his late 20s and wearing a hooded top with the hood up.

The second man, who did not enter the property, was wearing blue jeans and a blue sports jacket.

If anyone has any information call DC Stuart Biggs on 101, quoting reference XY/1948/13.

Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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