Medway man charged after petrol station robbery

12:58 17 July 2013



Kent News and Pictures Ltd

A man carrying a knife is reported to have entered the Maidstone Road Shell garage

A 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with the robbery of a petrol station in Medway.

Daryl Cook, of Simons Avenue, Chatham, was charged with robbery, being in possession of a bladed article and attempted robbery.

Police were called at 9.30pm on July 6 to reports of a robbery at a Shell garage in Maindstone Road, Rochester. It was reported a man had been threatened with what is believed to have been a knife, while a wallet and car keys were also reported stolen.

Officers were then called to an attempted robbery the following day in Lester Road, Chatham. It was reported that a woman driver was threatened with a baseball bat for her car keys, but the offender left empty-handed.

Cook appeared at Medway Magistrates Court on July 13 where his case was committed to Maidstone Crown Court. He is due to appear on August 2.


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