A suspected robber has been charged after a Kent petrol station was targeted three times in four weeks.
The alleged offences took place at the former Co-op site in Watling Street, Strood, which was one of the sites recently sold to Asda.
In the early hours of 29 November 2022, a report was received by Kent Police that a man had threatened staff at the petrol station before stealing a quantity of cash from the tills.
It is alleged the same man returned to the premises two weeks later and threatened a customer who had stopped his car on the forecourt. The victim feared he would be harmed and gave the suspect £5 in cash.
On 28 December, the suspect returned to the service station where it is reported he threatened staff members again and stole a further quantity of cash from the till.
Officers investigating the incidents arrested a man on Wednesday 4 January 2023.
On the following day, Shaun Kamara Kargbo, of Carnation Road, Strood, was charged with three robberies.
The 18-year-old appeared before Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court where he was bailed to a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on 2 February.