Patrols have swiftly tracked down and arrested suspects linked to the theft of high-value clothing from a shop in Faversham.

Police report at around midday on Tuesday 21 May 2024, two men entered Saddlesdane Equestrian Supplies in Ashford Road and spoke with staff members. It is alleged that the pair then pulled a number of jackets from a display stand and ran from the store without paying for the goods.

The men then reportedly left the scene by car with stolen items worth a combined value of nearly £6,000.

Officers arrived at the scene and, following initial enquiries which included a CCTV review, they identified the vehicle suspected to be involved in the theft. By 4pm the car had been successfully located and officers arrested three men in connection with the incident.

A man, aged 34, from Hawkhurst, was later charged with three counts of theft, criminal damage, and possession of cannabis. A 39-year-old man from East Sussex was also charged with theft. They both appeared before Sevenoaks’ Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 23 May. The 34-year old has since been remanded in custody, while the East Sussex man has been bailed, with both due to appear before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Friday 7 June.

A third man in his 40s, from Cranbrook, was also arrested on suspicion of theft. He has been handed a conditional caution.

By Ed

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