A third man has been charged in connection with a string of shop robberies in Dartford and South Darenth.

Detectives from Kent Police have been investigating a series of offences at shops between January and June, when it is alleged cash and cigarettes were stolen after thugs threatened members of staff.

Officer arrested Aden Darwin of Snipe Close, Erith, on Monday, June 17.

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He is now charged with a robbery on June 12 at a shop in Esparto Way, South Darenth.

He was remanded in custody and will appear before Medway Magistrates’ court on Wednesday, June 19.

Danny Collins, 32 and of Larkswood Close, Erith and Daniel Ramsden, 43 and of Third Avenue, Eastchurch were previously charged with robbery at shops in Esparto Way, South Darenth, on June 12 and Colney Road, Dartford, on Thursday, June 6

Mr Collins was further charged with a robbery at a shop in Colney Road on January 3.

These two are also currently remanded in custody and are due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on July 12.