A thieving duo have admitted to multiple thefts at various stores across Dartford – including stealing cigarettes, alcohol and meat.

On October 19, Jamie Hopkins was caught behind the counter of a Swanscombe Co-op, attempting to steal cigarettes.

He was challenged by a shop worker before leaving the scene.

Three days later, both Hopkins and Adam Roberts burgled the same location, pocketing meat and cleaning supplies.

Roberts committed another theft on October 27, taking bottles of spirits from a Dartford Co-op.

Both men were arrested on October 28 after they were seen by a local police officer to enter the Co-op in Castle Hill, Ebbsfleet.

Hopkins, of Browning Road in Dartford and Roberts, of no fixed address, were both charged by investigators from the North Kent Victim Based Crime Team, with one count of theft and three breaches of their criminal behaviour orders.

Roberts, 36, was also charged with a burglary at the Co-op in Oldfield Place in Dartford and Hopkins, 39, with a count of burglary at the Co-op in Talbot Lane, Swanscombe.

Both men switched their pleas to guilty at Medway Magistrates' Court on October 30.

They await their sentencing at a yet to be decided date at Maidstone Crown Court.