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Man charged on suspicion of burgling four New Ash Green houses in a week

PUBLISHED: 11:47 26 July 2017

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Police previously issued a CCTV image

A man has been arrested and charged during an investigation into burglaries in New Ash Green last week.

Carl Smith, 31, of Billet Hill, Ash, was arrested on Tuesday, July 25.

He was charged with two counts of burglary and three counts of attempted burglary.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Maidstone Magistrates Court today, July 26.

Police previously issued a CCTV image after the burglar targeted four homes inside of a week.

The first of the burglaries came overnight on Monday, July 17, when two bags were stolen from a house in Knights Croft.

The following night a bag and tablet were stolen from another house in Over Minnis.

Later that night a man approached a house in Lambardes and tried to force the front door open with a screwdriver.

On Sunday afternoon the final incident saw another Knights Croft home suffer damage to a door lock between 12.30pm and 2.15pm.

DC Mark Howell said: “I am keen to speak to this man and hope somebody will recognise him from the image.

“We would also like to speak to anyone who may have been in New Ash Green on the dates and times in question as they may have seen this man and have information that could help.”

To give information to police, call 01622 604100 quoting reference YY/20038/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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