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Man charged after ‘smash-and-grab’ raid on Nottingham shop

A man is due to appear in court charged in connection with a smash-and-grab shop burglary in Arnold.

Shaun Kingham, 45, of Arnold, has been charged with handling stolen goods in connection with a burglary at a store in Nottingham Road, Arnold, on 29 January 2021.

A window was smashed with bricks before items were taken.

Kingham has been released on conditional bail and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 28 April 2021.

Inspector Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “It has been a difficult time for many local businesses who have struggled to keep going during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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“The last thing they need is to be targeted by burglars. I’d like to reassure our local businesses that the force treats commercial burglary and theft very seriously and will continue to deal robustly with anyone believed to be involved in such crimes and work hard to secure justice for burglary victims.

“The Gedling North Neighbourhood Policing Team and Operation Reacher are continuing to work incredibly hard to target burglary and other local priorities. As part of their productive work patrols have been increased in affected areas to combat these distressing crimes and to deal robustly with suspected perpetrators.”

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