Police have charged two people after a pair of teenage boys were robbed at Bluewater Shopping Centre on Monday, February 17.

According to Kent Police, the victims were approached by a group of people around 7:40pm at the shopping centre's bus station.

Both boys reportedly had a luxury bag stolen and a phone was also taken from one of them, but no injuries were sustained.

The two suspects, aged 16 and 17 and from London, were arrested just 40 minutes after the robbery following a search of the area.

Security teams also managed to locate the stolen items which had been discarded.

Kent Police have now said that following further enquiries whilst they were in custody, both boys have been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery.

Both were remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates Court on Wednesday, February 19.

At today's hearing, the 16-year-old suspect admitted the offences and has been remanded in custody to appear at Medway Youth Court on a date yet to be determined.

The 17-year-old denied the offences, and has been bailed to attend Medway Youth Court on Tuesday, March 25.

Back in late December, another two teenagers were arrested after a number of people were allegedly robbed at knifepoint in the Dartford shopping centre.

The father of one of the boys, aged 15, who was robbed then posted a powerful video online, saying he was "disgusted" with how the shopping centre had dealt with the incident and the lack of compassion shown to the victims.

Over 10,000 people signed a petition to improve security levels at Bluewater, leading to the company to apologise and promise to review how it can improve how it supports its guests.