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Man charged following theft of three cars and tools in Deal

A man will appear in court following the theft of three cars and tools in Deal.

A Jaguar, a Ford Ranger and a Mercedes Sprinter van, which contained tools valued at around £100,000, were taken from the driveway of home in The Street, Sholden, on Friday, June 18.

Two men have been charged following the theft in Deal
Two men have been charged following the theft in Deal

Following enquiries by the Chief Constable’s Crime Squad, Ellis McKeown was arrested in Wolverhampton on Friday.

The 23-year-old has since been charged with burglary and theft of a motor vehicle, in addition to two additional counts of attempted burglary.

These attempted break-ins are alleged to have taken place in Middle Deal Road and Church Lane, in Deal, on the same date.

Mr McKeown, of Stapleton Avenue, Liverpool, has been remanded in custody to attend Folkestone Magistrates’ Court today.

Marcus Jones, 20, of Torrington Drive, Liverpool, has been charged with the same three burglary offences, having been arrested on Friday, August 17.

Folkestone Magistrates Court
Folkestone Magistrates Court

He pled guilty to each charge at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, August 18 and has been remanded in custody.

He will be sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on a date to be arranged.

Police continue to investigate and inquiries to identify any further suspects linked to the case remain ongoing.

Anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/105045/21.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form.

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