Ramsgate duo Richard and James Line charged with burglary

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Two Ramsgate men have been charged with a burglary in Minster and will appear in crown court next month.

Police on patrol in Minster arrested two men during the afternoon of Wednesday, November 27.

Following an investigation by Kent Police, James Line, 31, of St Mildreds Road in Ramsgate and Richard Line, 53 of Hereson Road in Ramsgate were both charged with burgling a property in Tothill Street, Minster.

Items including a computer tablet, watches and jewellery were reported stolen during the burglary on November 27.

The two men appeared at Margate Magistrates’ Court on November 29. Richard Line was remanded in custody and James Line was released on bail.

The case will next be heard at Canterbury Crown Court in January 2020.

During the Autumn and Winter months Kent Police is reminding residents to take simple crime prevention steps to keep their homes secure as part of its annual burglary awareness campaign.

Police advise people to:

Lock windows, side gates and garages.

Consider installing CCTV and security alarms.

Use timers for internal lighting and radios to make your home look occupied.

Put bins away so they cannot be used to climb on.

Lock garden tools away securely to stop them being stolen or used to break into your home.

Be careful what you post online and on social media regarding valuables and your movements.

Keep a record of serial numbers relating to your electrical goods and store it somewhere safe, away from the products themselves.

For more advice follow #KentAgainstBurglary on social media or visithttps://www.kent.police.uk/police-forces/kent-police/areas/kent-police/campaigns/campaigns/2019/kent-against-burglary/