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MARTIN’S newsagents at Ramsgate has been the target for a robbery for the second time in a month. A man with a scarf covering his face demanded money from the shopkeeper. Twice he was refused but eventually his demands were met with £125 being handed over.

The robber left the store at The Centre with another teenager who had entered moments before asking to buy a pint of milk.

Police say the main robber is in his late teens, medium build, and wore a navy blue hooded jacket with the hood up. A brown checked scarf covered most of his face. His accomplice is aged about 18 and also wore a blue hooded jacket.

The robbery happened shortly before 8am on Monday and an appeal has been made for witnesses. Police spokeswoman Gemma Pettman said: “It was a busy time with youngsters returning to school after the holidays and people going to work. We are keen to hear from anyone who saw these two young men in the area.”

Investigating officer is Det Con Nick Borda, 01843 222035. Two people have been charged in connection with the robbery at the newsagents on December 17.

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