Gravesend man charged over high street knifepoint robbery

A man from Gravesend has been charged with five offences after he allegedly tried to rob a group of people with a knife.

The 39-year-old was charged after an investigation was launched by officers when a group of four people said a man had attempted to rob them on Gravesend High Street late at night.

The suspect reportedly approached the group around 11pm on Tuesday, August 18, before threatening them and brandishing a knife before walking away.

Patrick Toop, of Princes Street in Gravesend, has been charged with four counts of attempted robbery and one charge of possession of a knife in a public place.

Mr Toop appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on 22 August and was remanded in custody to appear before Woolwich Crown Court on 21 September.

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