Three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of jewellery in Wrotham with an estimated retail value of more than two million pounds.

The suspects are being linked to a criminal gang believed to be targeting travelling salespeople who trade jewellery with stores across the country.

The theft is reported to have happened on Thursday 18 January 2024, after the victim parked his car at a petrol garage in London Road, Wrotham. It is alleged a bag containing high value jewellery was stolen from the vehicle.

An investigation is being led by West Kent CID, and on Sunday 11 February a man and woman were arrested in Lancashire following a report of suspicious behaviour involving another potential victim near Bolton. Both were then transferred into Kent Police custody.

A man aged 36 and a 43-year old woman, both of no fixed address, were each charged with conspiracy to steal, and theft from a motor vehicle. They appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 14 February and were remanded in custody. Their next hearing is at Maidstone Crown Court on 11 March.

A third suspect, a man aged 62, was arrested on Saturday 17 February. He has been bailed with conditions, pending further enquires, to return to a police station on 17 May. 

By Ed

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