Two charged with a number of offences following Kempston burglary

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Two men have been charged with a number of offences, following a spate of crimes across the county including the burglary at a Kempston convenience store on Wednesday (6 February).

James Piggott, 28, of no fixed abode and Marcus Ashby, 42, of Kempston were both charged and remanded in custody, after being arrested following a burglary at a convenience store in Bedford Road in Kempston yesterday.

Piggott was charged with four counts of robbery, in connection to incidents that took place in Dunstable and Bedford in which handbags were stolen, as well as one count of burglary (non-dwelling) in Kempston, one count of theft from shop, one count of possession of Class A drugs, and one count of obstructing a police officer.

Ashby was charged with one count of burglary (non-dwelling) in Kempston, one count of affray and one count of fraud by false representation.

The pair appeared at Luton Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday) where they were remanded in custody pending a further court appearance at Luton Crown Court on 11 March.