Westgate man charged with robbery, shoplifting and theft offences

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A Westgate man has been charged with robbery, shoplifting and theft offences following an investigation by the Thanet Victim-Based Crime Team.

Chris Bygraves, 35, of Roxburgh Road, is charged with two counts of stealing alcohol from a shop in Westgate on 28 September and 2 October.

He is also charged with a public order offence, threatening a man with an offensive weapon – a pocket knife – and harassment at the same shop on 28 September.

Further charges were authorised, including robbery following an incident on 2 October in which two bottles of wine were reported stolen from the shop. On the same date he is also accused of vehicle interference, theft of a headtorch from a vehicle, and assaulting an emergency worker.

He remains in custody to appear at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court today (October 4).