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Man charged over string of laptop thefts and burglaries in Canterbury

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with a string of thefts that took place across the city over the Christmas period.

Stephen McGarr was arrested in Canterbury last Wednesday evening following a police investigation into the crimes, which are said to have happened between November 20 and December 27.

A man has appeared in court
A man has appeared in court

The 51-year-old, of no fixed address, has since been charged with the theft of 11 laptops, which were allegedly stolen in two burglaries that took place on November 26 and 27.

He has also been charged with two more burglaries, which saw a wallet stolen on December 4, and another wallet, along with car keys and other items stolen two days later.

Mr McGarr has also been charged with nine counts of shoplifting between December 20 and 27, two counts of bicycle theft, and four counts of fraud in relation to the alleged use of a stolen bank card.

All the alleged offences are said to have taken place in Canterbury.

Mr McGarr appeared before Folkestone Magistrates' Court on Friday, and was remanded in custody to appear before Canterbury Crown Court on February 8.

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