The 14-year-old boy has been charged with one count of robbery and one count of possession of a knife in a public place.
The charges were authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service after a member of staff at a newsagent in Carnation Road reported being threatened with a knife, before being made to hand over a quantity of cash.
The incident was reported to have happened between 6.40pm and 7pm on 7 November 2020 and following a review of evidence, Kent Police issued a CCTV appeal in connection with the incident.
On 1 February 2021 the teenage boy from Rochester was arrested before being charged.
He appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court, sitting as a youth court, on 2 February where he was bailed to appear before Medway Youth Court on 8 March.