Four admit guilt in cash machine theft conspiracy across Kent and Essex

Contributed by editor on Oct 07, 2019 - 04:30 PM


Five men have appeared in court in connection with a series of cash machine thefts across Kent and Essex.


Four of the five admitted charges of conspiracy to steal the cash machines with one withholding a plea when they appeared before Woolwich Crown Court on Friday, 4 October 2019.

Four men from Gillingham, Chelmsford, Basildon, and Dartford admitted charges of conspiracy to commit burglary. They have been remanded in custody.

A fifth man from Essex arrested in connection with the offences failed to enter a plea. He remains on bail whilst proceedings continue.

The men were arrested by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate on 22 July 2019 following the theft of a cash machine in Brentwood, Essex. They were all charged in connection with the offence and four of them were remanded in custody.

Details of which cash machine theft that each of the four men are involved in will be finalised by the court at their next appearance.

The crimes under investigation in this case relate to:

· An attempted theft in Hopeville Avenue, Broadstairs on 24 February.
· The theft of a cash machine from a supermarket in Longfield Road, Tunbridge Wells on 4 April 2019.
· An incident on 20 May 2019 at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Gillingham in which a cash machine was stolen.
· An attempted theft from Watchgate, Lane End, Dartford on 10 July 2019.
· The theft from Bretwood Road, Essex on 22 July 2019.

The men will be back before Woolwich Crown Court on 6 December 2019 for sentencing.

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