Two suspected phone thieves have been charged after their vehicle was pursued by police along the M20 motorway.

The men were arrested within 30 minutes of an incident in Larkfield, where it is alleged five handsets were stolen after they were pulled from a display at a Tesco supermarket.

Police were called to the Lunsford Park store at 4.23pm on Saturday 29 October 2022. It is reported a member of staff was threatened when attempts were made to challenge the suspects as they left the premises. Officers quickly identified a vehicle linked to the offences, which was tracked and followed by patrols to a location in Sidcup. Both the driver and passenger were arrested.

A 29-year-old from Barking, a man aged 27, from Dagenham were later charged with theft.

They are both bailed to appear before Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court on 28 November.

By Ed

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