Robber armed with hammer targets Kent letting agency

A man wielding a claw hammer threatened staff and damaged computer equipment during an attempted robbery in Kent.

The man burst into Richmond Chase letting agency in the High Street, Gravesend, at about 0945 BST on Monday.

He demanded money from the staff, and used the hammer to hit the computers before running off empty-handed down the High Street towards the river.

Two members of staff, a woman aged 44 and a man aged 55, were slightly injured during the incident.

The man was described as white, aged in his 40s, of a very large frame and more than 6ft tall.

Balaclava discarded

He had dark brown short hair and was unshaven.

He was wearing a dark balaclava to cover his face, dark jeans or trousers and a mid-blue round-necked sweatshirt.

Police said as he fled the scene, he discarded his balaclava before turning into an alleyway, which leads to the back of Blockbusters.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police.

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