Man Charged With Multiple Marine Thefts

Detectives from Waterlooville CID have charged two men after an investigation into a series of high value thefts from the marine community in Hampshire.

Alexander Phillip Everett, aged 43, of Astrid Close, Hayling Island, is charged with seven counts of theft:

on 28/02/2011 at Sarisbury Green, stole a boat and trailer to the value of £45,000.

-on 24/04/2011 at Swanwick, stole a boat and trailer to the value of £50,000.

-on 16/05/2011 at Hamble River Boatyard, stole a Jetski to the value of £14,000

-on 12/06/2011 at Northney Marina, stole a three jetskis and a trailer to the value of £15,000.

-on 25/07/2011 at Park Gate, stole a Trailer and two coffee vending machines to the value of £12,652.

-on 09/08/2011 at Northney Marina, stole a Humber RIB and Trailer to the value of £100,000.

-on 21/10/2011 at Chichester, stole a Revenger RIB to the value of £39,000.

 

Jerry Russett, aged 53, of Tamarisk Road, Hedge End, Southampton, is charged with two counts of theft:

-on 25/07/2011 at Park Gate, stole a Trailer and two coffee vending machines to the value of £12,652.

-on 09/08/2011 at Northney Marina, stole a Humber RIB and Trailer to the value of £100,000.

Both suspects were released on conditional bail until October 26, 2012. they are due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court.

Hampshire Constabulary's Havant and Waterlooville District Chief Inspector Alison Heydari said:

"These charges are the result of an extensive investigation, which was launched in response to information about men suspected of stealing expensive boats and equipment.

I would like to thank boat owners for their substantial co-operation with our detailed enquiries over the past year.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to repeat our pledge to the marine community that we always strive to provide an excellent service by acting on your concerns about crime affecting your property and livelihood."

Anyone with information about marine crime is encouraged to contact the police by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 .

 

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