A MAN has been arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery on Canvey.

Essex Police were called to reports of a robbery at a shop in High Street, Canvey, at around 7pm on May 21.

During the incident, a man entered the High Street shop and threatened a woman with a knife and ordered her to open the till. 

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A three-figure sum was taken.

Essex Police say a man has now been arrested and charged in connection with the robbery.

Taylor Love, 33, of Ambleside Walk, Canvey, has been charged with robbery and threatening a person with a blade in a public place.

He is due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court this morning.

A spokesman for Essex Police added: “Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to us should get in touch as soon as possible. 

“Please cite incident 989 of 21 May.”