A suspected shop thief has been arrested in Maidstone following allegations a brick was used to also smash a window.

Officers attending the incident located and detained the man within minutes at a service station in Boxley Road.

Police were called to the premises at 2.50pm on Thursday 20 June 2024. It is reported a person had stolen items including sweets and, after being challenged by staff and leaving, returned a short time later and damaged a door with a brick.

Officers carried out a search of the area and by 3.15pm they had arrested a 38-year-old man from Maidstone was charged with theft and causing criminal damage. He is bailed, with conditions, to attend Medway Magistrates’ Court on 12 July.

By Ed

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