A suspect has been charged with ten shoplifting offences after two shops were targeted in Maidstone.

Between Friday 9 July and Tuesday 27 July 2021, the Co-op in Northumberland Road, Shepway reported nine separate thefts of alcohol and foodstuffs.

A further theft of alcohol on 8 June was also reported by Sainsbury’s in Loose Road.


Following the completion of enquiries into the incidents, a man was arrested on Wednesday 28 July and was later charged with ten counts of theft.

The 35-year-old from Maidstone was remanded in custody to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 29 July.

By Ed

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