Suspected distraction burglar charged with Broadstairs and Sandwich offences

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A suspected distraction burglar is to appear in court charged with offences in Sandwich and Broadstairs.

John Parker, 23, of Wife of Bath Hill, Canterbury, has been charged with carrying out a burglary at a property in Strand Street, Sandwich, on Saturday, June 20 where a bag containing cash and cards were reported stolen.

He was charged with carrying out a second burglary on the same date, in Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs, where a purse containing cash and keys was taken from a property.

He was also charged with the burglary of a property in Norman Road, Broadstairs on Monday, June 15 and with fraudulently withdrawing cash from a bank account in Broadstairs on the same date.

Mr Parker appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court via virtual link on Tuesday (June 23) and was remanded in custody.

The case will next be heard at Canterbury Crown Court on July 20.


  1. Lock them up as these crimes are very distressing and vulgar to the victims. There are plenty out there who repeat these offences after being given a slap on the wrist, even after being sent to jail and come back out again so you need to be very serious on these monsters when sentencing.

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