Adolescents Arrested After Hammer Threat During Motorbike Theft in South Darenth

Two adolescents are facing charges after a man was reportedly threatened with a hammer during a motorbike theft in South Darenth.

According to reports, at 10:15pm on Thursday, June 20, a motorbike was stolen from Esparto Way in South Darenth. The vehicle was allegedly chained to a wall inside a garage, which was broken into by four individuals wearing motorcycle helmets.

The owner of the property interrupted the theft and was reportedly threatened with a hammer by the suspects before they fled with the stolen bike.

Following the incident, two teenage boys were arrested. During a search, the motorbike was recovered and tools, as well as a quantity of cannabis, were seized.

A 16-year-old boy from Gravesend has been charged with robbery and possession with intent to supply cannabis. Meanwhile, a 17-year-old boy from Erith has been charged with robbery, criminal damage, and possession of cannabis.

Both have been released on bail and are expected to appear at Medway Youth Court on Thursday, August 8 for a hearing. The police continue to investigate the incident and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

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