Waterlooville man charged with string of 'high value' thefts across Hampshire

A MAN from Waterlooville has been charged with seven thefts from stores across Hampshire.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 2:56 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd April 2021, 5:51 pm
A man from Waterlooville has been arrested for a series of 'high value' thefts. Stock picture: Habibur Rahman

Michael Chandler, a 36-year-old from Kite Close, has been charged with the thefts ranging across Havant, Petersfield and Waterlooville.

The charges include three thefts from a Boots store in High Street, Petersfield on December 9, 18, and 20, 2020.

Also included in the charges are three thefts from an Asda store in Purbrook Way, Havant, on December 18, 2020, and January 16 and 23.

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Another part of the charge relates to a theft in the Asda store in Hambledon Road, Waterlooville, on January 21.

A social media post from Havant police said the thefts were of ‘high value’.

A spokeswoman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘The nature of the items stolen was largely alcohol and cosmetics.’

Chandler will appear before Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on April 15.

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