Three men have been charged in connection with burglaries in Thanet, including break ins at the Co-op in St Peter’s and at Ploughman’s Choice in Birchington, which had its door smashed in and money stolen.
Sam Crew, 25 of Arlington Gardens in Margate; Ryan Fountain, 24 of no fixed address; and Marc Reed, 33 of no fixed address, were all charged with conspiring to steal from a number of people between June 24 and July 16.
The charges were authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service following an investigation by Kent Police into a total of 19 offences in Thanet, comprising of burglaries at both businesses and homes, as well as thefts of cars.
The reports include the theft of the Desperate Dan van from Kingfisher Close in Margate on July 8; the burglary at the Co-op store in Hopeville Avenue in Broadstairs where cigarettes were stolen, and the farm shop break-in, both on Monday, July 15.
All three men appeared at Margate Magistrates’ Court yesterday (July 18) where they were remanded in custody to next appear at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday, August 19.