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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.