Man to face crown court accused of robbing two Thanet businesses while armed with a knife

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A suspected robber is to appear in court next month accused of stealing from two Thanet businesses.

Wayne Cannon, 48, of no fixed address, was charged on Wednesday (May 15) with two counts of robbery and two counts of possessing a knife in a public place.

The charges follow reports received by Kent Police of a robbery at a takeaway business in the Parade in Margate where the suspect was seen with a knife and cash was stolen from the till during the evening of Wednesday, May 8.

Officers also received a report of a robbery at a pharmacy in St Mildred’s Road in Westgate-on-Sea during the afternoon of Monday, May 13 where staff were threatened with a knife and medication was stolen.

Mr Cannon appeared via virtual link at Medway Magistrates’ Court yesterday (May 16) where he was remanded in custody.

He will next appear at Canterbury Crown Court on June 13.

Detective Sergeant Jay Robinson said: “This investigation forms part of an ongoing crackdown on knife crime across the county.

“Kent Police works in partnership with other law enforcement agencies, such as British Transport Police and neighbouring forces, to detect and disrupt those believed to be carrying weapons and who may be linked to associated offences, such as supplying drugs.”