Palace Amusements targeted by robber for a second time

CCTV image Kent Police

Palace Amusements in Margate High Street has been targeted by a robber for the second time.

Just after midnight yesterday (February 18) a man was reported to have walked into the building, threatened a member of staff before demanding and taking money from a safe.

It is thought he may have entered through the rear of the premises and left the same way carrying a bag of money. No one was injured during the incident.

The description of the suspect matches that of the man described during a previous robbery at the same business on Sunday, January 27. He is described as black, around 5ft 8ins tall and was wearing a balaclava.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Leah Roberts said: “We believe these robberies are linked and are renewing our appeal for witnesses. We are also still seeking the identity of the man in this photo, who may be able to assist with our enquiries.

“Whilst the face is not clear in this image, we hope someone will recognise the clothing, footwear and build of the man and let us know who he is.”

Anyone with information on either of these robberies should contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/17547/19.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.


  1. What footwear? It’s not in the image shown!
    Why are these arcades open all night. I can’t see how they are viable with all the electricity used. Is there an all night gambling population in Thanet I wonder! And is this the same man who raided the other premises, betting shop recently reported? A man with a weapon on the loose locally needs to be brought to justice and locked away for the safety of the public. The police need to class this as more serious now.

  2. Palace Amusements would appear to be an easy target if the robber returned and security had still not been improved.

    Was it a lone worker on the premises, with access to the cash ? That’s asking for trouble from too many aspects . . .

    Inside job ? Insurance scam ?

    So many questions.

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