A man has been charged following a report a delivery driver was robbed in Swanley.

The incident happened at around 7.30pm on Tuesday 15 February 2022, in Hart Dyke Road. The victim, a woman in her 20s, alleged a man had assaulted her and then stolen her car.

Officers investigating the incident then drove to Hockenden LaneOrpington, where the vehicle had been involved in a collision a short while after it had been stolen.

Following a search of the area, with the assistance of Metropolitan Police patrols and a dog handler, a man was detained.

A man from Swanley was later charged with robbery and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

The 52-year-old appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 17 February where he was remanded to a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on 17 March.

Witnesses sought

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses to call the appeal line on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/30575/22.

They are also asking motorists with dashcam and residents with private CCTV to check for footage that may assist their investigation.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or using the online form on their website.

By Ed

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