A teenage boy has been charged and remanded in custody following a knifepoint robbery in Chatham.

The incident is alleged to have taken place between 9.10am and 9.20am on Monday 10 January 2022, as the victim was riding a scooter in Maida Road.

The victim, aged 17, is reported to have been approached by a stranger before threats were made to hand over the scooter.

The offender is said to have been carrying a knife which was tucked into his waistband and made repeated threats to stab the victim, whose jacket was also stolen.

Arrested and charged

A Kent Police investigation led to the identification of a suspect and on Tuesday 11 January officers arrested a 17-year-old boy from Chatham. He was charged with robbery and with possessing a knife in a public place.

He appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on 12 January and was remanded in custody.

His next hearing will be at the same court on Monday 17 January.

By Ed

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