Two men charged with theft at Battrum & Son Jewellers in Sittingbourne High Street
Police at Battrum
and Son Jewelers in Sittingbourne High Street. Picture: Chris
Two men have been charged with theft at a jewellers' in
A Rolex watch is believed to be among the high-value items
stolen from Battrum & Son Jewellers.
Kent Police said officers were called to the High Street store,
whose front window had been smashed in, at about 11am.
Harry Dunham, 26, of Maiden Lane, Crayford, and 28-year-old
Jimmy Marney, of Station Road, Crayford, have been
charged with theft.
The pair were arrested when police stopped a vehicle around
an hour later in Central Park, Dartford.
They are due to appear by virtual video link at Maidstone
Magistrates' Court today.
Earlier, a shop worker, who asked to remain
anonymous, said: "I heard glass breaking and then saw a man sprint
off down the alley next to the Cancer Research shop down towards
the train station.
"The owner of the jewellery shop ran after him so I'm assuming
he made off with the Rolex.
Video: Police at the
scene of a robbery in Sittingbourne
The store was previously targeted on September 16, 2011 when a
raider smashed the front window and grabbed three Rolex watches
worth a total of £16,000.
He was caught soon after by an off-duty policeman.
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