Margate man charged with string of offences after robbery at shop in Westgate-on-Sea

Contributed by editor on Mar 30, 2020 - 12:30 PM


A 27-year-old man has been charged in connection with an attempted robbery at a shop in Westgate-on-Sea and a string of other offences.

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Kent Police was called to the Co-op in Station Road, following the attempted robbery on the morning of Friday 13 March 2020.

A man from Margate was arrested and charged on Tuesday 24 March 2020 with one count of attempted robbery and possession of a knife in a public place.

He was also charged with stealing an estimated £200 worth of meat and other items from a Co-op store in Grange Road, Ramsgate on 11 March; stealing £702 worth of cosmetics from Boots in Margate High Street on 23 March; damaging a police vehicle in Margate on 24 March; and carrying out a public order offence in Dane Park, Margate on 5 March.

He appeared via virtual link at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 26 March where he was remanded in custody.

The case will next be heard at Canterbury Crown Court on a date to be confirmed.

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