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Man charged with numerous burglaries including one at St George's Church in Waterlooville

A man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, theft and burglary after breaking into a church.


St George’s Church, in St George’s Walk, Waterlooville, fell prey to burglary, theft and vandalism on Monday (June 26) and a man has been charged with a number of thefts.


St George's Church in Waterlooville was the victim of vandalism on June 26 and a man has now been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, burglary and theft.


A spokesperson for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary said: ‘Officers investigating a number of recent reports of burglary and theft in Waterlooville have charged a 41 year-old man.’


On June 23, shortly before 11am a man was seen breaking into a works van and then attempted to break into a house on Milton Road in Waterlooville.


Overnight from June 25 and 26 a car and a house were broken into on Chaplains Avenue, there were also reports of a man trying to break into other cars in the area.


Then on the morning of June 26 money was stolen from a cash box at St George’s Church on Hambledon Road.


The following day on June 27 a man stole alcohol from Sainsburys on Hambledon Road.

Following police enquiries Raymond Brain of Magpie Walk in Waterlooville has been charged with burglary, criminal damage, possessing a knife, blade, or sharp pointed object in a public place, theft, theft from a motor vehicle, theft from a shop and three offences of vehicle interference.

He has been remanded to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court today (Thursday 29 June).


Source: portsmouth.co.uk


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