An 87-year-old has been robbed in Ramsgate

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An elderly man has  reported being robbed in Ramsgate.

The 87-year-old’s wallet was stolen during the incident in James Street, near the junction with Addington Street, between 8am and 8.20am on Wednesday 3 May.

He told officers he was walking to the shops when he was approached by a man who asked him for money. The man is then reported to have pushed the victim to his knees and stolen the wallet from his right trouser pocket before running away in the direction of a nearby car park.

The suspect is described as being white, 6ft, with short fair hair and wearing a light grey shirt and trousers.

Witnesses or anyone with information are urged to call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/17824/17.

Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.