A Worthing man has this week been arrested and charged with committing multiple offences in the town.
Fardin Farji, 30, currently of no fixed abode but formerly residing on Christchurch Road, was arrested in Brighton on the morning of Sunday 4 June.
The Crown Prosecution Service has since authorised the following charges to be brought against him, after a case was presented by Worthing Criminal Investigation Department (CID):
- Breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order in Worthing town centre on 25 February,2023;
- Breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order in Worthing town centre on 12 March,2023;
- Theft of a bicycle at Sainsbury’s, Lyons Farm, on 30 March, 2023;
- Burglary at Freshair, Downland Parade, on 20-21 April, 2023;
- Attempt burglary at Quickstop, Railway Approach, on 22-23 April, 2023;
- Burglary at Crabshack, Marine Parade, on 26 April, 2023;
- Attempt burglary at The Malt Café, Montague Street, on 27 April, 2023;
- Burglary at The Coffee House, Liverpool Road, on 29 April, 2023;
- Interfering with a vehicle in Heene Road on 12 November, 2022;
- Handling of stolen goods in Howard Street on 20 October, 2022;
- Fraud by false representation in Howard Street on 20 October, 2022;
- Breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order in Worthing town centre on 7 March,2023.
Farji appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday 5 June, where he was remanded in custody ahead of his next hearing at the same court on Tuesday 13 June.
Farji was sentenced to 24 weeks’ imprisonment at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 14 November, after been convicted of numerous offences.
At the time Inspector Sharon Sawyer, of the Adur and Worthing Neighbourhood Policing Team, commented: “Farji was given a Criminal Behaviour Order in August 2021 in an attempt to curb his offending and get him on the right track. The CBO was also designed to protect local businesses from financial loss, as he had a history of shoplifting in the town.
“Farji was warned that failure to comply with the conditions of the CBO could land him in prison, and that is ultimately what has happened.
“I’d like to thank the numerous victims and witnesses who came forward and enabled us to gather the evidence to secure this conviction.”