A burglar was caught bang to rights after he was found with gloves, a balaclava and cash while trying to hide near a stolen safe.
Patrols headed to St Mary's Road, Swanley, at around 5.15am on Monday, May 2, after receiving a report that men wearing balaclavas were carrying an object hidden under a blanket.
Following a short search, LLoyd Mosengo was found crouching behind a parked vehicle.
He was detained, searched and found to have gloves, a balaclava and a quantity of cash in his shoulder bag.
The constables also recovered two pairs of gloves, a safe and two carrier bags full of coins nearby.
Inquiries in the area identified that a restaurant in the town centre had been broken into.
Mosengo, of Chancellor Way, Dagenham, Greater London, was later charged with burglary.
The 22-year-old pleaded guilty at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, where he was remanded to a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on a date to be confirmed.
A second man in his 30s, who was also arrested in connection with the investigation, was later released pending further investigation.