Swale residents are being urged to keep their vehicles secure to prevent thieves from breaking in.
Kent Police is continuing to tackle those who commit such offences, and on Saturday 7 January 2017 officers travelled to the Thistle Hill estate in Minster, Sheppey, following reports that a man had been acting suspiciously around cars in the area.
Shane Baker, 28, of no fixed address, was arrested nearby and subsequently charged with one count of theft from a motor vehicle.
The charge relates to an incident in Eadred Way, Kemsley, on Friday 30 December 2016 in which cash and a phone charger were reportedly stolen from a car.
Mr Baker has been released on bail and will appear before Medway magistrates on Thursday 2 March 2017.
Crime prevention advice
As well as locking and alarming your vehicle, it is advisable to:
- Remove any valuable or sentimental items;
- Secure items in your boot or take them with you if you need to leave your vehicle while you are out;
- Park in a secure car park or well-lit location whenever possible;
- Wipe away satnav suction marks, as sometimes these entice a thief to break in.
Visit www.kent.police.uk for further crime prevention advice.
supplied by Kent Police