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Burglar Jailed After Rampage of Thefts and Damage

In a series of brazen thefts and destructive acts, Liam Scott and his accomplices wreaked havoc in a spree that resulted in significant damage and loss. The culmination of their crime spree led to Scott’s arrest and subsequent sentencing to 31 months in prison.

The ordeal began in the early hours of December 30, 2023, when Scott and two others stole a Land Rover from an address in Faversham. Shortly thereafter, they drove the vehicle into the clubhouse of a caravan park in Seasalter, Whitstable, attempting to snatch a cash machine. However, their plan was thwarted when the towbar snapped, prompting them to make off with alcohol and a cigarette machine instead.

Damaged ATM with police tape in room.
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Undeterred, the group continued their destructive spree, using the stolen Land Rover to vandalize the doors of a supermarket in Teynham. They made away with tills containing a substantial amount of cash, leaving behind considerable damage to the building.

The Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate swiftly launched an investigation, linking the stolen vehicle to the theft of fuel at a petrol station on the A299 in Thanet later that night. CCTV footage from the petrol station identified Liam Scott as the individual responsible for refueling the vehicle, leading to his subsequent arrest on January 5, 2024.

Following his arrest, Scott was charged with two counts of burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, and making off without payment. He admitted to these charges at Canterbury Crown Court on February 5 and was sentenced to 31 months in prison on February 9.

Detective Constable Aaron Chapman, the investigating officer from Kent Police, expressed satisfaction with the swift resolution of the case. He emphasized the significant damage and loss caused by Scott’s reckless behavior and reiterated the message that such criminal activity will not go unpunished.

The case serves as a stark reminder that law enforcement agencies will relentlessly pursue individuals engaged in criminal activities, holding them accountable for their actions and seeking justice for victims affected by their wrongdoing.

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