Police, who were on patrol in Boxley on Friday 28 June saw Nathan Lockyer, who was wanted in connection with the theft of cosmetics from a supermarket two days earlier.

He was arrested and an investigation by the town’s Victim Based Crime Team also connected him to four other offences. Those related to the theft of televisions, alcohol, a barbecue and a hot tub between Thursday 16 May and Wednesday 26 June.

On Saturday 29 June, Lockyer 31 and from Ashford, was charged with five counts of theft worth a combined £1,018. He admitted the offences at court on Monday 1 July and was given an eight-month custodial sentence.

Investigating officer PC Dean Godden said:

‘Stealing from shops and businesses can impact on the wider community and we take reports of it seriously. We encourage businesses owners to report incidents so that we can respond promptly and bring offenders to justice.’ 

By Ed

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