A suspect has been detained by neighbourhood officers following reports of a robbery and theft in Sittingbourne.

On Saturday 16 December 2023, a man was walking in the High Street when he was allegedly threatened by a stranger. The victim handed over a quantity of cash and later alerted the police.

Later the same day, meat valued at more than £40 was reportedly stolen from the Co-op in Gadby Road.

On Thursday 28 December, constables from the town’s community safety unit were on patrol in the High Street area when they arrested a man from Sittingbourne who was later charged by detectives with robbery and theft of meat. 

The 40-year-old appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Friday 29 December. He was remanded to a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on 26 January 2024.

By Ed

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