Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Mugging Season Continues

More mugging and thuggery to add to our climbing local crime rate, with Kent online reporting that an elderly woman begged a street attacker not to take her pendant containing treasured photographs of her dead son and husband - but her plea was ignored.

The robber snatched the gold chain from around the 83-year-old’s neck and ran off along an alleyway to St James Avenue in Ramsgate.

The victim had got off a bus at Allenby Road in the town at about 11.50am on Tuesday and was walking along South Court towards her home when she saw a man with his foot on a fence, apparently doing up his shoelace.

She carried on to her home, but was approached by the man who asked for the time. When she went to look at her watch he snatched the necklace.

Police say she was not injured during the robbery but was left shaken and upset.

The robber is aged about 18, 5ft 10in to 5ft 11in tall, thin and clean-shaven. He was wearing a blue baseball cap, a blue denim jacket, blue trousers and white trainers.

He appeared to have a cleft lip – a scar on the left side of his top lip.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Neil Watford at Margate police station on 01843 222093.

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