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Man Charged After Stolen Bike Recovered In Tunbridge Wells

A teenager out with friends during the evening of Monday 19th February 2024 and was walking with the bike in Tunbridge Wells, when it is alleged they were approached by a suspect in an area near The Ridgeway. The suspect is said to have pushed the victim and reportedly threatened them in Southborough, before stealing the bike and riding it away.

The stolen bicycle was recovered by police officers in Tunbridge Wells, in less than 24 hours after the victim reprted it missing.

On Tuesday 20th February, enquiries by investigating officers led to the identification of the stolen bike which will be returned to its rightful owner. A suspect for the robbery was charged and remanded in custody

George Ames, 24, of Colebrook Road, Tunbridge Wells was arrested and charged with robbery. He was also charged with theft, in connection with an allegation he stole alcohol from a Tesco store on 19th February.

Mr Ames appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 21st February and was remanded in custody, with his next hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on 18th March.

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