Teen due in court over pizza armed robbery rap

A TEENAGER is due to appear in court later this month after having been charged with a number of firearm and drugs offences following a robbery in Grays.

A pizza delivery man had been attending a residential address on Mill Road at 10pm on Tuesday, April 16 when he was approached by several men who threatened him with a firearm, before stealing the pizza bag and its food contents.

Within the hour, two local boys, aged 14 and 15, were arrested at Chafford Hundred Railway Station on suspicion of robbery and later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

These enquiries have now been completed and the 14-year-old boy who is now 15 has been charged with one count of robbery, one count of being in possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, one count of being in possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply and one count of being in possession of a Class B drug.

He is currently on police bail until his appearance at Basildon Youth Court on Thursday, November 21.

The 15-year-old boy who was on police bail has been released without charge.

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