CRIME: Teenager held checkout staff at knife-point in Maidstone supermarket
Wednesday 24th April 2019
A 15-year-old boy held checkout staff at knife-point in a supermarket in Maidstone.
It is reported at around 1pm on Tuesday April 23, checkout staff at the Sainsbury’s store in Loose Road were threatened by a person who was armed with a knife.
No money was handed over and the suspect is alleged to have fled empty handed.
Officers attended and carried out a search of the local area and identified a suspect in Boughton Lane who was stopped and searched. A knife was recovered from a bag and he was arrested.
A 15-year-old boy from Maidstone has now been charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and attempted robbery.
He is bailed to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on May 7.
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