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Sittingbourne man charged with four counts of burglary including of charity shop

PUBLISHED: 14:47 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:47 11 August 2017

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All of the incidents occurred in Sittingbourne

Detectives investigating a break-in at a charity shop in Sittingbourne have arrested and charged a man.

The incident at the Friends of the Wisdom Hospice in High Street happened between 5.35pm on Friday July 28 and 8.55am the following morning.

It was reported that a safe, its contents and some jewellery had been stolen from the property after damage was caused to a window.

Lee Heathfield, 33, of East Street, Sittingbourne, was arrested at his home address on Tuesday August 8 and has since been charged with four counts of burglary.

The other alleged offences were all committed at separate business locations in the town, including one other charity shop.

Heathfield is also charged with theft following an incident in which a number of items including a credit card were allegedly stolen from a car, and with fraud for allegedly using the card to purchase items.

He was remanded in custody when he appeared before Medway magistrates on Thursday August 10 and will next appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday September 7.

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