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Police charge two men after burglaries at Scope in Roman Square and the Friends of the Wisdom Hospice charity shops in Sittingbourne

By Poppy Jeffery

Police have arrested a second man following a burglary at a charity shop.

Shane Baker, 28 of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with one count after a break-in at Scope in Roman Square, Sittingbourne.

Between 11.50pm on Monday, August 7, and 3am on Tuesday, August 8, a laptop, camera and jewellery were taken.

Police charged him on Wednesday, August 9, having previously charged Lee Heathfield, 33, of East Street in Sittingbourne, with the same offence.

The Scope shop in Roman Square, Sittingbourne.

The Scope shop in Roman Square, Sittingbourne.

Heathfield was charged with four counts of burglary across different businesses in the town including the Friends of the Wisdom Hospice charity shop.

He was also charged with theft following items being stolen from a car including a credit card, and then fraud for allegedly using the stolen card to buy items.

The pair appeared before Medway magistrates on Thursday, August 10, and will next appear before Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday, September 7.

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