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Erith man arrested over £50,000 cash-in-transit robbery

An Erith man has been arrested in connection with a £50,000 cash-in-transit robbery.

The incident took place at a petrol station in Cuxton Road, Rochester at 11:50am on September 19th.

Twenty-five-year-old Michael McCluskey was named by police on Sunday (September 23rd) as a suspect in the inquiry, according to bexleytimes.co.uk and was shortly arrested after.

Chief detective inspector Kevin Downard released a statement saying: "One man we urgently need to speak to is Michael McCluskey and we think he may be in South London. If you know him or his whereabouts, do not approach him, but contact us immediately."

McCluskey currently remains in custody at North Kent police station. A total of four arrests have been made in connection with the robbery, including a 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old woman from Gravesend.

Erith man George Brockett, 25 was also charged with conspiracy to rob yesterday (September 24th). Brockett will appear at Dartford and Gravesham Masgistrates Court on October 1st, until then he will stay in custody.

Witnesses at the scene of the crime reported the use of a weapon, which led to firearms officers being deployed to the scene. No shots were said to have been fired however, thisislocallondon.co.uk reports.

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