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Man flees attempted ‘knife-point robbery’ while in public toilets washing hands

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Original article from Kent Live

Police are on the hunt for a man who attempted to rob a victim with a "bladed item" in Canterbury.

At around 5.30pm on Tuesday, June 22, a man in his 20s was washing his hands in the public toilets in Canterbury Lane when he was approached by a man demanding his mobile phone.

The suspect is believed to have been holding a knife or bladed item, Kent Police said.

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However, the victim defended himself, fled the toilet and looked for help at a nearby shop before reporting the crime to the police.

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A spokesman said: "Officers attended the area and have begun making enquiries. No arrests have been made.

"Detectives would like to speak to a man seen in the area at the time of the offence, described as white, aged between 30 and 40 years old with brown facial stubble. He wore a navy baseball cap and a brown thin jacket.

"Anyone with information regarding the attempted robbery should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/108198/21.

"You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using their online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org."

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