Two suspected burglars have appeared in court following a Gravesend break-in.

In the early hours of Monday 14 February 2022, patrols responding to a report a man had been acting suspiciously, discovered a store had been targeted in the Thamesgate shopping centre.

A search of the area with the assistance of the police helicopter led to the arrest of two men and the recovery of a quantity of electrical items.

Charged

A man from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear and another from Barking, Essex were later charged with burglary. 

The former was also charged with break-ins at businesses in Maidstone on 22 December 2021; Mansfield, Nottinghamshire on 22 September; High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire on 16 August; Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire on 2 August and 23 July; and Brentwood, Essex on 18 June and 15 June.

The pair aged 30, and 41, appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 16 February where they were remanded to a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on 16 March.

By Ed

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