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Woman arrested on suspicion of Sittingbourne distraction robbery

Written by on 2 November 2017

Officers have arrested a 25-year-old woman in connection with a distraction robbery in Sittingbourne.


The woman, who is from Sittingbourne, was arrested on Tuesday 31 October 2017 on suspicion of robbery.


The incident happened at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop in the High Street, between 1.30pm and 2pm on Friday 27 October 2017.


A woman had just withdrawn £4,000 from her bank to buy a new car but noticed the cash was missing after another woman bumped into her, allegedly on purpose.


Officers previously issued CCTV of two women they wished to speak to as they believed the suspect was working with an accomplice.


The arrested woman has been released under investigation while officers carry out enquiries.


Anyone with information about the incident can call 01795 419119 quoting reference 27-0779.


Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.


supplied by Kent Police