Attempted armed robbery near Faversham leads to teenager being jailed

A teenage boy has been jailed for 4 years after an attempted armed robbery took place in Boughton-under-Blean, near Faversham.

In March 2020, the teenage boy, who will remain unnamed, held a shop employee at knife point while he demanded money.

There were also two witnesses at the scene that came to the workers assistance, and the three of them managed to fight the boy away with a wooden pole and remove his face wear.

This allowed a photo to be taken of the offender, also leaving him empty handed.

The young boy was sentenced on Wednesday 22 April at Canterbury Crown Court after pleading guilty to all charges made against him including possession of a knife in a public place.

Detective Sergeant Jay Robinson says, “Four years is a substantial sentence to be imposed on a child and reflects the severity of his offending.”


Picture of the Premier shop where the attempted armed robbery took place