A 27-year-old man has been charged in connection with an attempted robbery at a shop in Westgate.
Kent Police was called to the Co-op in Station Road, following the attempted robbery on Friday, March 13.
Richard Champion, from Oxford Street, Margate, was arrested and charged on Tuesday (March 24) with one count of attempted robbery and possession of a knife in a public place.
He was also charged with stealing an estimated £200 worth of meat and other items from a Co-op store in Grange Road, Ramsgate on March 11; stealing £702 worth of cosmetics from Boots in Margate High Street on March 23; damaging a police vehicle in Margate on March 24 and carrying out a public order offence in Dane Park, Margate on March 5.
He appeared via virtual link at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (March 26) where he was remanded in custody.
The case will next be heard at Canterbury Crown Court on a date to be confirmed.
people have needs
people are poor
people are greedy and want things they cannot have
keeping up with the Joneses is always here with us
Crime is going to be on the increase
If you need food we have good people here doing food banks but we should not have them in the first place
NO ONE IN THANET SHOULD GO COLD OR HUNGRY
BUT STEALING IS A CRIME
If he was merely hungry there would be no need to steal £200 worth of meat. No matter how hungry you are, you cannot eat £702 worth of cosmetics.
However, his hunger problems are now solved as he will be adequately fed in jail.