Charges over Medway robberies

A man from Gillingham has been charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of threatening a person with an offensive weapon in public.

Joseph Sharp, 30, of East Street was charged with threatening a staff member with a knife and taking £2,000 from a shop in Garfield Road on 3rd December 2012.

He was also charged with threatening a staff member and stealing £500 cash from a convenience store in Victoria Street on 19th December 2012.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Maidstone Crown on 7th January 2013.

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