A MAN has been charged with a spate of burglaries at shops, cafes and commercial premises.

Jody Keating is accused of breaking into five businesses in Brighton and Eastbourne throughout the year, as well as one count of fraud by false representation.

On January 27, police received reports of a Superdrug store in Terminus Road, Eastbourne, having been broken into.

A number of bottles of aftershaves and perfumes were stolen.

Four days later, the owners of The Tattoo Lounge and The Works in Station Street, Eastbourne, reported their stores having been broken into overnight.

Electrical goods including a tattoo gun were taken.

On November 1, a burglary was reported at Xoxo Café in Prince Albert Street in Brighton, followed by a further break in at a Co-op store in Albert Parade, Eastbourne, on November 21.

Keating, of no fixed abode, appeared at Eastbourne Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, December 7, after being arrested two days previously.

The 47-year-old was remanded in custody pending another hearing on Monday, December 13.