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Armed police called to Chatham High Street after suspected armed robbery

Police have been called to a suspected armed robbery in Chatham High Street.

Officers were called the TUI travel agents at around 3.52pm to reports two men threatened number of people with a weapon, before making off with cash.

Police were called to Chatham High Street after an armed robbery

One man, who wanted to remain anonymous, said he saw armed police at the scene and there was two to three female staff members in the store at the time who have "been left petrified".

A nearby shop owner said: "We saw it all on our CCTV, there was an older man and someone that looked like a grandson, a young man, who were scouting out the area before they went in with a firearm, or replica firearm, and took all the currency the store had.

"You can see on the screen how the older man was walking back and forth, waiting for it to be empty."

Police spokesman James Walker said: "At present no injuries have been reported and officers are in attendance conducting inquiries."

Police are investigating a suspect armed robbery at TUI, in Chatham High Street. Picture: UKNIP
Police are investigating a suspect armed robbery at TUI, in Chatham High Street. Picture: UKNIP
Officers were called to Chatham High Street just before 4pm to a suspected armed robbery. Picture: UKNIP
Officers were called to Chatham High Street just before 4pm to a suspected armed robbery. Picture: UKNIP

Anyone who has information or who witnessed the incident, and is yet to speak with officers, is asked to contact Kent Police on 01634 792209 quoting 12-0931.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by dialling 0800 555111 or by completing the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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