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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.