Town burglaries hit 100
A teenage boy and a man
have been arrested as the number of burglaries and attempted
break-ins in the past six weeks topped 100.
The suspects, a 22-year-old
Sittingbourne man and a 16-year-old boy from Whitstable, were
arrested on Tuesday in connection with a burglary in the town. Thy
have since been released on police bail pending further
The new total was reached
after a further 25 incidents were brought to the attention of the
Areas targeted include Milton
Regis, Kemsley, Sittingbourne, Murston and Bredgar.
DS Scott Machin said: "We are
compiling intelligence and are conducting a mixture of intensive
high-visibility and covert work on these issues.
"We would remind residents to
make their personal safety a priority by keeping homes and vehicles
The latest incidents
A small red and white moped
taken from a garage in Roberts Close, Milton Regis, between
December 30 and 31.
Attempted burglary at 12.20am
on January 7 in Langley Road, Milton Regis.
A white Apple MacBook, an
Apple I-book laptop plus a silver-plated cornet musical instrument
in a brown hand case and jewellery were stolen from a property in
Eclipse Drive, Kemsley, between 2.30pm and 6pm on January
A flat screen TV, a stereo
and a gold wedding ring were stolen from a property in Godwin
Close, Kemsley, between December 23 and January 3.
Two gold rings and a flat
screen TV were stolen from a home in Grovehurst Road, Kemsley, on
Sunday, January 6.
Three garden sheds were
broken into in Tunstall Road, Tunstall. A RYOBI petrol driven
lawnmower and a hedge trimmer were taken from one; a red and white
mountain bike, a jig-saw and a pressure washer from another; and a
yellow McCulloch petrol strimmer and hedge trimmer were taken from
the third between December 30 and January 2.
A garden shed was broken into
in Rookery Close, Bredgar, but nothing was taken.
Two men attempted several
break-ins at a communal garage block in Longridge, Sittingbourne,
around midnight on December 28.
A dog’s barking stopped an
attempted break-in to a shed in Woodberry Drive, Murston, between
12.45am and 1.15am on Friday, December 28.
A burglar stole a Toshiba
lap-top from a property in Staple Close, Sittingbourne, between
3.45pm and 7pm on Saturday, December 22.
A laptop was stolen from a
home in Crown Road, Milton Regis, sometime after 1pm on Saturday,
Between December 19 and 24 a
number of items were stolen from a garden shed in Langley Road,
Milton Regis, including a green Bosch sander, a blue disc cutter
and a black case containing routers.
There was an attempted
burglary at a property in Rettendon Drive, Milton Regis, in the
early hours of December 26.
Two Samsung mobile phones
were stolen during a burglary in Homewood Avenue, Sittingbourne,
between 5.40pm and 7pm on December 19.
Between 9.30am and midnight
on December 18 offenders broke into a garden shed and took tools
which were then used in an attempt to access a home in Ufton Lane,
Two garden forks, a spade
plus and an air compressor were stolen from a garage in Bredgar
Road, Tunstall, between noon and 8.30pm on December 27.
On December 30, a Stihl hedge
trimmer was discovered stolen from a garden shed in Tunstall Road,
An electric Makita
angle-grinder was stolen from a garden shed in Sterling Road,
Sittingbourne, between December 22 and 29.
A neighbour averted a shed
burglary in Ashington Close, Sittingbourne, between 6.45pm and
7.15pm on Tuesday December 18.
The front door of a home in
Topaz Drive, Sittingbourne, was ‘popped’ and a wallet and its
contents plus keys were stolen from the kitchen. A vehicle parked
outside the home went missing between 11pm on December 19 and 5am
the following day. It was found later in Orpington and had been
A laptop and PlayStation were
taken from a top-floor flat in Beauvoir Drive, Kemsley, between
December 17 and 20. There was also an attempted break-in at another
property in the road, just after 2am on December 26.
n Several items including
bottles of brandy were stolen from a property in Danes Mead,
Kemsley, between December 27, 2012 and January 1, 2013.
Anyone with information
should contact police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously, on
0800 555 111
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