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Orpington and Gravesend duo charged over armed robbery in Lincolnshire
A MAN and a woman appeared before magistrates yesterday (Oct 5) in connection with an armed robbery at a town centre travel agents 150 miles from home.
Justyna Pietrzak 28, of Palmer Avenue, Gravesend and David Bentley, 53, of Court Road, Orpington, were both arrested at his home on Thursday evening.
The alleged incident took place at Thomson travel agents in Wide Bargate, Boston, Lincolnshire on September 26.
In addition to the robbery charge, Bentley has been charged with having an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence and Pietrzak has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
DCI Steve Taylor of Lincolnshire Police said, “This has been a fast-paced investigation involving extensive enquiries out of the county, leading to the arrest and subsequent charge of the suspects.
"This was a serious incident but, reassuringly, one that is rare within our county.”