A vehicle check by officers in Thanet has resulted in the charge of a suspected shoplifter.

During the early hours of Wednesday 11 January 2023, local officers were on patrol in Ramsgate Road, Margate, when they stopped a vehicle.

Checks carried out confirmed that the vehicle owner was suspected to be linked to reports of thefts in Broadstairs and he was arrested.

As part of an investigation into the thefts, a 37-year-old man from Ramsgate was charged with: stealing clothing from TKMaxx in Broadstairs on Saturday 24 December 2022, stealing a television worth £159 from Asda in Broadstairs on Thursday 29 December; stealing food items from Tesco on Saturday 17 December; and stealing clothing to the value of £369 from TKMaxx on Wednesday 28 December.

He was conditionally bailed to appear at Margate Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 14 February 2023.

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By Ed

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