Teenage boy charged with attempted robbery at Chatham newsagent

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A teenage boy has been charged with the attempted robbery of a newsagent in Chatham.

The store, in Magpie Hall Road, was targeted by a person who threatened members of staff with an imitation firearm at around 8.30pm on Monday 20 May 2019.

No injuries were sustained and no items were stolen however a shop window was damaged during the incident.

Following enquiries, a 17-year-old boy from Chatham was arrested by Kent Police officers on the evening of Tuesday 21 May.

He was later charged with attempted robbery, possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and criminal damage.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 23 May 2019.

At the hearing, he was further remanded in custody and will next appear at Medway Youth Court on Tuesday 28