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Man charged with 27 offences after series of burglaries and thefts in Gravesend

A man has been charged with 27 offences after a series of thefts and burglaries in Gravesend.

Liam Wells, 28, is alleged to have committed the crimes in the Riverview estate area, with all but one happening on Sunday, February 21.

Liam has been charged with 10 attempted burglaries and 10 counts of vehicle interference.

Among the charges are two counts of burglary, with the victims reporting two cars and a bank card had been taken.

Police say the bank card is linked to a fraudulent transaction.

The 28-year-old allegedly stole from three parked cars, with a handbag, sunglasses and high value cosmetics taken from these vehicles.

An additional theft from motor vehicle charge was authorised for an offence which took place on February 17, with a selection of tools stolen.

Kent Police’s Chief Constable’s Crime Squad secured a warrant and arrested the suspect at his address on Tuesday, March 1.

Officers say Liam was remanded in custody to attend Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday March 3.

At the hearing, he was further remanded in custody and will next appear at Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday, March 31.

A Kent police spokesperson said: “Twenty-seven charges have been authorised against one man following a series of burglary and theft offences in Gravesend.

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“Liam Wells is alleged to have committed the crimes in the Riverview estate area, with all but one of them happening on Sunday 21 February 2022.

“Upon receiving the reports, Kent Police’s Chief Constable’s Crime Squad immediately commenced their enquires and these led to the team securing a warrant and arresting Mr Wells at his address on Tuesday 1 March.

“Among the charges are two counts of burglary, with the victims reporting two cars and a bank card were among the items stolen during these incidents.

“The bank card is then said to have been used in a fraudulent transaction.

“The 28-year-old is also said to have stolen from three parked cars, with a handbag, sunglasses and high value cosmetics taken from these vehicles.

“He has also been charged with 10 attempted burglaries and 10 counts of vehicle interference.

“An additional theft from motor vehicle charge was authorised for an offence which took place on 17 February, with a selection of tools stolen on that occasion.

“Mr Wells, of St Albans Gardens, was remanded in custody to attend Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 3 March.

“At the hearing, he was further remanded in custody and will next appear at Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday 31 March.”


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