Suspected burglar in court charged with multiple offences
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A suspected burglar has appeared in court charged with multiple offences following his arrest in Canterbury.
Stephen McGarr was arrested in the city on the evening of Wednesday 6 January 2021 following an investigation by Kent Police.
The 51-year-old, of no fixed address, has since been charged with:
• The theft of 11 laptops in two burglaries in Canterbury on Thursday 26 November and Friday 27 November 2020.
• Two further burglaries in Canterbury in which a wallet and a purse was stolen on Friday 4 December, and a wallet, car keys and other items were stolen on Sunday 6 December.
• Nine counts of shoplifting in the city between Friday 20 November and Sunday 27 December.
• Two counts of the theft of bicycles in Canterbury on Saturday 28 November and Monday 30 November.
• Four counts of fraud in relation to the alleged use of a stolen bank card on Friday 4 December.
Mr McGarr appeared before Folkestone Magistrates' Court on Friday 8 January and was remanded in custody to appear before Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 8 February.