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A suspected burglar is to appear in crown court charged in connection with offences in Ashford.
Mark Darcy of Cauldham Close in Folkestone was charged with burglary with intent to steal, aggravated burglary and possessing a folding knife in a public place.
The charges follow reports of two burglaries at the same property in Beaver Lane, Ashford, on 9 and 15 October 2019.
During the burglary on 15 October, a quantity of money was reported stolen.
The 32-year-old was charged on Saturday 2 November 2019 and appeared the same day at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court where he was remanded in custody.
The case will next be heard at Canterbury Crown Court on 2 December 2019.
Kent Police launched its annual campaign to help prevent burglaries and target those responsible on 30 October.
Residents are encouraged to take simple crime prevention steps to keep their homes secure against burglars, including:
• Make sure your house is not the only one in the street left in darkness. Use timers on internal lighting, and arrange for people to visit the property while you are away;
• lock away bikes, tools and garden items which could be stolen or used to break into your home.
• install a safe, bolted to the ground or a wall, or use a safety deposit box at the bank.
• Dispose of packaging and boxes carefully – don’t advertise what is inside your home.
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