Ramsgate boy, 15, arrested over e-scooter robbery and drug offences

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Officers on patrol in Ramsgate have seized drugs and arrested a suspect for robbery of an e-scooter.

During the early evening of Friday 23 September officers from Thanet’s Community Policing Team were on patrol in the Margate Road area of the town when they saw a group of people acting suspiciously in a parked car.

A search of the vehicle resulted in officers seizing cannabis, equipment and phones believed to be used for drug dealing.

A 15-year-old boy from Ramsgate and a 19-year-old man from the Canterbury area were arrested on suspicion of drug-dealing offences.

The boy was also arrested on suspicion of robbery, in connection with an incident in which a 19-year-old male had his e-scooter stolen at knifepoint on Wednesday 14 September. The robbery was reported to have taken place in an alleyway by the Warre recreation ground in Ramsgate.

Both have been released under investigation.

Enquiries into the robbery remain ongoing and anyone with information which could assist should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting crime reference 46/180009/22.

E-scooter stolen in knifepoint robbery in Ramsgate