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A suspected robber has been charged after a woman’s bag was snatched in Margate.

Ronald Murtagh, 43 of no fixed address was arrested on Monday 15 July 2019 and charged with the robbery, which took place in Westbrook Avenue at around midnight on Sunday 23 June 2019.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, had her handbag stolen, which contained her purse, keys and medication.

Mr Murtagh has also been charged with theft from a shop in The Centre, Margate on 12 July 2019.

He will appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 16 July 2019.