Four suspected burglars have been charged following reports that 23 homes were targeted in Gravesend and Medway. Property including cash, jewellery and designer clothing was stolen during break-ins between 15 September and 31 December 2023.

An investigation by detectives from the Kent Crime Squad led to the arrest of three men on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 January 2024. A further suspect was detained on Thursday 11 January.

A man aged 56 from Eltham, Greater London; a 51-year-old man from Thamesmead and a 32-year-old man from Dartford were later charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.

All three appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Friday 5 January. The 56 and 51 year-old men were remanded and a man aged 32 conditionally bailed to a hearing at Woolwich Crown Court on 2 February. A 22-year-old man from Thamesmead was also charged with conspiracy to commit burglaries and was remanded to appear before Medway Magistrate’s court on Friday 12 January.

By Ed

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