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Canterbury man charged with Sandwich and Broadstairs burglaries

A suspected distraction burglar has been charged with stealing cash and bank cards from homes in east Kent.

John Parker, 23, of Wife of Bath Hill, Canterbury, has been charged with burgling a property in Strand Street, Sandwich, on Saturday, where a bag containing cash and cards was reported stolen.

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He is charged with carrying out a second burglary on the same date - this time in Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs, where a purse containing cash and keys was taken from a property.

He has also been charged with burgling a property in Norman Road, Broadstairs, on June 15, and with fraudulently withdrawing cash from a bank account elsewhere in the town later the same day.

Mr Parker appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court via virtual link on Tuesday, and was remanded in custody.

The case will next be heard at Canterbury Crown Court on July 20.

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