Two suspected robbers have been charged after a man was threatened with a knife in Northfleet.
On Saturday 28 March 2020, at around 8:30pm, Kent Police was called to reports of an armed robbery in High Street and Stonebridge Road. During the incident a 19-year-old man from the Greenhithe area had his phone stolen after being approached by two men. He also reported being forced to withdraw money from a local cashpoint.
On Sunday 29 March 2020 Paul Appleford, 34, of Brunswick Gardens, Gravesend was arrested and charged with robbery and Abid Rafiq of Hampton Crescent, Gravesend was arrested and charged with robbery and possession of a sharp object in a public place.
Both men appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on 31 March 2020 and have been remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court at a later date.