Man remanded after two pensioners hit and robbed in separate attacks in Thanet

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A London man has been charged after two pensioners were hit and then robbed in seperate incidents in Margate and Ramsgate.

Qerim Bejta, 31, of Woodlands Street, was arrested by Ramsgate Harbour  on Saturday (July 20) after two people in their 70s, were robbed at pubs in Ramsgate and Margate.

At around 12.20pm a man was using toilets at a premises in Marine Terrace, Margate when he was reportedly struck on the head and had his wallet stolen. The victim required hospital treatment.

On the same day, a second robbery was reported to have happened between 5pm and 5.30pm in toilets of a bar in Harbour Parade, Ramsgate. The victim was punched twice before the suspects fled with his wallet.

Mr Bejta has been charged with two counts of robbery and remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court today (July 22)