Man charged for church thefts across region

Police have charged a man in connection with a number of burglaries at churches across the region.

Mihaita Rosca, aged 25 from Shrewsbury but of no fixed abode has been charged with 13 counts of non-dwelling burglary.

These charges are in connection with a number of alleged burglaries and thefts at the following locations: St John’s Church in Weymouth; St Michael and All Angels Church in Exeter; St Thomas Church in Exeter; Holy Cross Church in Crediton; Methodist Church in Torrington; Catholic Church in Tavistock; St Andrews Church in Newton Abbot; All Saints Parish Church in Newton Abbot; St Michaels Church in Teignmouth; Holy Trinity Church in Exmouth; St Giles and St Nicholas Church in Sidmouth;

Rosca has also been charged in connection with thefts alleged to have taken place at The Beachcomber Café and Adventure Golf in Teignmouth.

Mr Rosca appeared at Exeter Magistrates on 18 May, and has been remanded until his next court appearance which is at Exeter Crown Court on 21 June.

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