A man has been charged with a series of burglaries including one involving damage to a newsagent in Canterbury.

On Saturday 28 October 2023, police were alerted to reports of a car having been used to smash the front window of a business in St Stephen’s Road, and of cigarettes and tobacco worth about £7,000 stolen.

The previous day, a set of vehicle keys had allegedly been stolen from a Canterbury residential property, along with the car for which they were used.

Around the same time, number plates were reported to have been stolen from a Faversham car park.

On Tuesday 14 November 2023, it is alleged that cash, a bank card and a passport were stolen from a house in Canterbury, before the card was later used to pay for items at various supermarkets in the city.

An investigation by officers led to the arrest of  a man aged 38, from Canterbury on 15 November.

He was also wanted in connection with reports of an attempted break-in at a house in Conyer near Sittingbourne on Saturday 7 October 2023.

The man was charged with five counts of theft, four counts of fraud and one count of attempted burglary from a dwelling.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on 18 December.

By Ed

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