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Robbery is on the increase

PUBLISHED: 14:00 18 August 2010 | UPDATED: 14:08 18 August 2010

Kent police

Kent police

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■ by TONY PATEY
tony.patey@archant.co.uk

Robberies in north Kent have risen this year by up to 20 per cent with four this year involving firearms.

Figures obtained by the Reporter reveal that robberies have gone up by four per cent in Gravesend but a shocking 20 per cent in Dartford.

Police have also disclosed four robberies in Gravesend involved firearms and two resulted in the victim being seriously injured.

Detective Chief Inspector Andrea Bishop said: “The statistics do show a slight increase in the number of robberies in North Kent between January and June this year.

“However the overall number of incidents remains low and we continue to drastically reduce all crime year on year.”

To see a full breakdown of robbery and burglary figures in the region see this week’s Reporter out on Thursday August 19

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