Suspect arrested for attempted robberies in Margate
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Neighbourhood officers have arrested a suspect in connection with reports of attempted bicycle robberies in Margate.
The Thanet Neighbourhood Task Force were carrying out both uniformed and plain-clothes patrols around the Northdown Park area during the morning of Friday 1 December 2023 when they saw a teenager crouched behind some bushes.
Due to recent reports of a person attempting to steal bicycles from teenagers through using threatening behaviour, officers became suspicious of the boy and made an arrest.
Kent Police received a report that at around 8.20am on Tuesday 28 November, an attempted robbery had taken place in Northdown Park Road.
Detectives are also looking into a similar report of an attempted robbery of a bicycle at around 8am on Thursday 30 November in Broadley Road.
A 13-year-old boy from Margate was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and taken into custody while enquiries continue.
As part of their investigations, officers are appealing for anyone with information regarding the attempted robberies to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/212211/23.