Man charged with burglaries at Spar in Stradbroke and convenience store in Sible Hedingham
An 18-year-old man has been charged with the burglary of convenience stores in Stradbroke in Suffolk and Sible Hedingham in Essex.
At around 10.15pm on Monday March 26, police were called to reports that the Spar in Church Street, Stradbroke , was being raided.
Four people with their faces covered were seen forcing entry into the building, stealing a quantity of cigarettes and making off in a dark-coloured Audi.
At around 4.50am yesterday, Tuesday March 27, a man from Chelmsford was arrested by officers from Essex Police in connection to a burglary at a convenience shop in Sible Hedingham, which had happened at around 3.30am that morning.
He was taken into custody and at 10pm yesterday was arrested on suspicion of the burglary of the Stradbroke Spar.
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James Hamilton, of Berkley Drive, Chelmsford, has now been charged with aggravated burglary and possession of an offensive weapon, an axe, in a public place in connection with the incident in Stradbroke and aggravated burglary in connection with the incident in Sible Hedingham.
He was remanded in custody and is due to appear before Colchester Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday, March 28.
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Anyone with information aboutr the two burglaries is asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station on 101 quoting reference 16487/18.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.