Police want to talk to this man about an attempted knifepoint robbery in Ramsgate

The efit

A teenage boy has been threatened with a knife in a botched robbery attempt in Ramsgate.

Detectives are investigating after a report that the 17-year-old victim was riding his Lexmoto scooter along St James Avenue when he pulled over at the junction with Kings Avenue to make a telephone call.

He was then approached by a man who is reported to have threatened him with a knife and demanded he hand over his phone.

The victim refused and pushed the man away, causing him to fall over. The suspect then got up and ran away in the direction of Whitehall Road.

He is described as being aged 20-30, about 5ft 11in and wearing a dark hooded top and jogging bottoms, black trainers, a grey woolly hat and a gold watch with a black strap.

The incident happened shortly after 5pm on Saturday 20 January and an e-fit of the suspect has now been compiled with the help of the victim.

Anyone who recognises him is urged to call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/3397/18.