Police issue warning after spate of Thanet burglaries in just one day


Kent Police has issued a warning to Thanet residents to keep their properties secure following a suspicious incident and a spate of reported burglaries in Ramsgate and Broadstairs on Monday (October 8).

Detectives are carrying out enquiries and are asking witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch.

The reported incidents are:

Newlands Road, Ramsgate, just after midday a man, described as white with brown hair, aged 20-25 and around 5fit 9ins tall knocked on the door of a property asking for directions to a supermarket. Two other men were seen loitering in the street and an alleyway nearby. Nothing was reported stolen and they left.

A burglary in Park Avenue, Broadstairs between 8.30am and 1.15pm.

A burglary in Wellesley Close, Broadstairs just before 1.30pm.

A burglary in Norman Road, Ramsgate between 8.40am and 2.15pm.

An attempted burglary at a business in The Loop, Manston at around 2.40pm where the building was broken into but nothing was taken.

Detective Constable Jonathan Heard said: “We have reason to believe these burglaries may be linked and are reviewing CCTV along with forensic opportunities to establish who is responsible.

“In the meantime we are urging people to be extra vigilant and report anything suspicious to us straight away. Please make sure your homes, sheds and gates are locked and alarms are on.”

Anyone with information that could help with the enquiries should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 08-0873. Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.