Detectives investigating burglaries at two businesses in Kent have charged a suspect.

A 24-year-old Faversham man, was charged with two counts of burglary, making off without payment, theft of a motor vehicle and driving without insurance.

As part of the investigation a warrant was carried out at a property in Faversham on the morning of Friday 5 January where the accused was arrested.

He was arrested by officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, after a vehicle was stolen from an address in Flood Lane, Faversham, in the early hours of Saturday 30 December 2023.

After this incident the stolen vehicle was used in a burglary at a business premises in Faversham Road, Seasalter, where alcohol and a cigarette dispensing machine were reported stolen.

After this the same vehicle was seen at a petrol station on A299 Thanet Way, where the driver put fuel into the vehicle before driving off without paying.

The same vehicle was then used in a burglary at a shop in London Road, Teynham, where tills were reported stolen.

A 24-year-old man is due to appear before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 6 January 2024.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents, or who has relevant CCTV or dashcam footage which they are yet to make police aware of, is urged to call 01795 419119 quoting 46/228353/23.


You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete their online form.

By Ed

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