Suspected Shoplifter Charged With Thefts

Suspected Shoplifter Charged With Thefts

An ongoing Kent Police campaign, to protect businesses in Swale from crime, has continued with multiple charges for a suspected shoplifter.

Kent Police was notified that on Monday 21st August 2023, a man had attempted to steal Lego worth almost £280 from B&M in Neats Court Retail Park, Queenborough.

Between Thursday 19th October and Sunday 29th October, staff at Sainsbury’s in Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne reported five separate thefts. Bottles of spirits valued at around £1,000 were allegedly taken by a man who left the store without paying.

Yesterday (Wednesday 1st November) Kent Police made an arrest in Central Avenue. Benjamin Ferrell, of Murston Road, Sittingbourne was later charged by officers from the Swale Victim Based Crime Team with six counts of theft.

The 36-year-old was remanded in custody to appear before Medway Magistrates Court later today (Thursday 2nd November). 

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