Two suspected robbers have been charged following a string of incidents at shops in Dartford and South Darenth in the past six months.

Danny Collins, 32, and Daniel Ramsden, 43, were both arrested in Erith on Wednesday, June 12.

Mr Collins of Larkswood Close, Erith and Mr Ramsden of Third Avenue, Eastchurch were later charged with robberies at shops in Colney Road, Dartford, on Thursday, June 6, as well as one in Esparto Way, South Darenth, on June 12.

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Mr Collins was also charged for a further robbery at a shop in Colney Road, January 3.

It is alleged cash and cigarettes were stolen during the three robberies.

Both men were remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court on June 14.

At the hearing, they were further remanded in custody and will next appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday, July 12.