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ARMED ROBBERY: Man, 31, arrested after 'threatening shop assistant with knife'

Thursday 19th November 2020

A SUSPECTED armed robber has been arrested after a threatening a shop assistant with a knife.

At around 10.20pm on Wednesday, November 18, a man is reported to have entered a shop in Lower Stone Street, whilst holding the weapon.

It is alleged he stole a quantity of cash from the till and a bottle of whisky, and threatened a shop assistant before leaving the premises.

Following enquiries by attending officers, a 31-year-old man from Maidstone was later arrested on suspicion of robbery and taken into custody. 

Officers also seized a knife.