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Suspected burglar arrested after man seen dropping bank cards into drain in Hawkinge near Folkestone


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Police have recovered bank cards from a drain after a purse was allegedly stolen.

On Saturday afternoon officers received reports of a man seen dropping the cards into a drain in Hawkinge.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of taking a purse. Stock picture
A man has been arrested on suspicion of taking a purse. Stock picture

They were fished out and the owner was traced, and police discovered she was in the process of reporting that her purse was taken earlier that day while gardening work was being carried out at her property in Blenheim Drive.

The next day a 35-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, fraud by false representation, possession of cannabis and theft.

He was released on bail until December 3 pending further enquiries.

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