Man charged after security van robbery in Rochester
Police have charged a man with conspiracy to rob following an
attack on a cash security van at a petrol station in Cuxton
Road, Rochester, on Wednesday September 19.
George John Richard Brockett, aged 25, of Ivy Close, Gravesend,
has been remanded in custody and will appear at Dartford and
Gravesham Magistrates' Court on Monday, September 24
But officers are still hunting two other men in
connection with the robbery and ask anyone with information to
phone the recorded witness appeal line on 01474 330511.
Alternatively contact Kent CrimeStoppers in confidence on 0800
The arrest follows an attack on a security van in which
more than £50,000 is said to have been stolen by three
men wearing in balaclavas.
Officers have also seized a stolen car believed to have been
used by the robbers before the raid.
The silver Volkswagen Golf had been driven on false number
plates with the registration DG 09 NLL after being taken from
DCI Trevor Lawry, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime
Directorate, said: "We are appealing to anyone who may have seen
a man, possibly acting as a lookout on the Cuxton Road between
10am and midday. It is believed he may have been using a
"It is estimated over £50,000 was stolen during the robbery and
we are keen to hear from anyone who may be able to help us arrest
those responsible for this crime."
Armed police arrive at
Esso in Cuxton Road. Pictures: Andy Payton
A police helicopter was sent to the area to help officers on the
Kent Police said officers with dogs were at the
scene trying to find the men.
No shots are reported to have been fired and no one was
It is believed the men left fled via the entrance to Knight Road
business park, or through a fence broken during the raid at
the back of the petrol station.
Anyone who can help police is asked to phone the witness
appeal line on 01474 330511 or Kent CrimeStoppers, anonymously, on
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