Moped duo steal phone out of man’s hand in Ramsgate

Emergency services

Two people on a moped in Ramsgate have stolen a mobile phone out of a man’s hand while he was using it.

Between 12.45pm and 1.15pm yesterday (February 6) a man in his 40s was walking down Hardres Street near the junction with School Lane when the moped riders approached him and stole the phone.

The suspects rode away on the moped, travelling the wrong way up the one-way street. No injuries were reported following the robbery.

Both the driver of the moped and his passenger were described as white men wearing black clothing and balaclavas.

The moped was described as light blue with a navy blue metal framework.

Detective Inspector Keith Taylor of Kent Police said:  “Although reports like this are rare in the county, we are taking it seriously and will be carrying out a thorough investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or was driving along the Hardres Street area of Ramsgate at the time of the incident and has dashcam footage, is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/23545/20.

Officers would also like to speak to anyone who has information about the robbery or those responsible.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at