Charges have been brought against a man suspected of stealing mountain bikes from Bedgebury Pinetum near Tunbridge Wells.
A total of 23 bikes were reported stolen after a container was broken into during the evening of 16 April 2020. A van suspected to have been used during the crime was seized by police in Maidstone the following day. Enquiries revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen, along with a number of power tools following a previous burglary in London on 3 March.
On 27 April Jason Holloway, aged 30, of James Whatman Way, Maidstone was arrested. He was later charged with two counts of burglary and with the theft of a motor vehicle. He appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on 28 April and pleaded not guilty. He is currently remanded in custody and will next appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 26 May.
The bikes reported stolen remain outstanding and images have been issued by officers appealing for information. If you can assist the investigation call 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/65769/20.