A suspect has appeared at court following a reported attempt to steal a woman’s handbag in Dartford.

The incident happened on Friday 3 May 2024, as the victim, who is in her 80s, was waiting at a bus stop in Home Gardens. It is alleged a man approached the pensioner and tried to steal the bag whilst she held onto its strap.

A member of the public intervened and the suspect was arrested by officers called to the scene.

A man, of no fixed address, was later charged by officers from North Kent CID with attempted robbery. The 32-year-old appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 4 May. He was remanded to a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday 31 May.

By Ed

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