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


  1. This, along with other youth crime in Thanet is getting worse and there is no police on the streets to prevent it anymore. There are motorcycles being ridden through the streets with no numberplates and feral youth with no crash helmets, tax, insurance in broad daylight on unroadworthy bikes. The Tories really need to open their eyes to what has happened with crime rising throught the country and only roughly 7% being solved. They lied to us saying cutting officers on the ground would make no difference. They treat us as fools. 20,000 less officers on the street but a huge percent in unsolved crime is taking place. All we ever hear now from the Police whenever there is a crime publicised is “we are investigating it” then nothing else.

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