London man charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit fraud in Ramsgate

Contributed by editor on May 18, 2018 - 09:50 AM

A suspected thief remains in custody following a burglary at a house in Ramsgate.

The 23-year-old from Camden Town in London was charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit fraud on Wednesday 16 May.

The charges relate to an incident on Tuesday 15 May where cash and a mobile phone was stolen from a property in Crescent Road at around 6pm.

A man was detained by members of the public and Kent Police officers made an arrest.

Claimed to be police

The elderly victims also reported that earlier in the day they were called by a man claiming to be a police officer from London. The man asked them to withdraw a large amount of money.

The accused was due to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court via video link on Thursday 17 May 2018.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Leigh Morris said: ‘Whilst we investigate this incident we would urge residents to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to us immediately.

‘Officers will never ask for money, valuables or bank details and no one should ever give out their personal details.

‘Criminals who take part in this type of fraud will pick out vulnerable members of the public so we would ask people to think about their friends and family and their neighbours and pass on this warning advice to them. This will help prepare people should they receive a scam call.

‘Any witnesses to the burglary, who we haven’t yet spoken to, or anyone with information that could assist with this investigation is urged to contact us as soon as possible.’

Witnesses should call 01843 222289 quoting case file ZY/4532/18. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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