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Travel agent raids arrest

Kent Police
Kent Police

A Londoner has been charged following a series of robberies at travel agents across Kent and Sussex, including one in Sandwich.

Luis Christo, aged 20, of Lomley House, Tulse Hill, was arrested at 00.10am on January 31 as he boarded a plane to Lisbon at Gatwick airport.

He has been charged with four counts of robbery and four counts of possessing a firearm while committing an offence.

The offences, which were investigated by officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, took place at travel agents when currency and travellers cheques were stolen.

The robberies took place on the following dates:
· 28 December 2012 at a travel agents in Church Road, Hove
· 14 December 2012 at a travel agents in High Street, Hythe
· 10 December 2012 at a travel agents in King Street, Sandwich
· 7 December 2012 at a loan/ cheque cashing shop in Barnet

Christo appeared before Canterbury Magistrates today (Wednesday) and he has been remanded in custody until Wednesday, January 9.

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