Police hunt mobile phone robbers

Mobile phones have been stolen from shops

Robbers have stolen mobile phones from three shops in east Kent.

Police are hunting two men with eastern European accents who raided premises in Canterbury and Dover.

The first robbery took place at the Vodafone shop in The Parade, Canterbury, on Thursday, June 28.

Two men entered the shop at around 11am, looked at one of the phone displays and then left.

Det Insp Dave Cox said: “They returned about 40 minutes later and shouted at the staff while using pliers to remove three iPhones from the display. They then left, heading towards Rose Lane.”

Police say the men are white, in their early 20s with Eastern European accents. One was 5ft 6ins tall and of a slim build with cropped black hair and was wearing a grey hooded top and grey tracksuit trousers.

The other was 5ft 7ins tall with dark hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top and blue straight-cut jeans.

Later the same day four Samsung phones were stolen from the EE shop in Biggin Street, Dover. The theft is reported to have taken place between 1.30pm and 1.40pm.

Another robbery took place at Carphone Warehouse in Biggin Street, Dover, on Friday, June 29.

Det Insp Cox added: “Although it is too early to say for sure if these incidents are linked it will form part of our ongoing inquiries.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw any of the incidents or recognises the descriptions of the offenders. We also want anyone who has been offered Samsung or iPhone mobiles for sale to get in touch.”

If you can help please phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference ZY/36963/18.


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