Arrest made after intruder demands cash from Birchington woman in her 70s

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An arrest has been made after a man walked into a Birchington house and demanded money from a woman in her 70s who was inside.

The burglary took place at a property in Canterbury Road, near to the junction with Kent Gardens, between 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday, March 20. Bank cards, cash, and a number of rings were reported stolen.

Officers carrying out enquiries in the area the following day arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of burglary and possessing Class A drugs.

The man, from Birchington, currently remains in custody.

Detective Inspector Keith Taylor said: “This is a timely reminder to ensure your doors are not left unlocked for unwelcome visitors.

“Although we have made an arrest, we would still like to hear from witnesses.

“It reportedly took place at a property near to a busy road in the village so if anyone was driving past in the area at the time and might have dashcam footage, or if you remember seeing something suspicious, call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/52871/19.”

Alternatively, people can call the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent, anonymously, on 0800 555111.