Violent restaurant robbery by balaclava man near Maidstone

Contributed by editor on Oct 08, 2019 - 10:55 AM


Investigators are appealing for information following a robbery at a restaurant in Leybourne near Maidstone.


At around 6.30am on Monday 7 October 2019, it is reported a man went into an office at the premises in Castle Way and stole a quantity of cash.


It is alleged he assaulted two members of staff before leaving the building.

The suspect is described as being 6ft tall and was wearing a full balaclava, a padded jacket and ski gloves. He was also carrying a bag.

An investigation is ongoing, including forensic checks at the crime scene and a review of any possible CCTV opportunities.

Anyone with information which may assist the investigation is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 7-0165.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at

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